There have been reports made by Wall Street Journal that claim a new version of the Nintendo Switch will be released sometime next year. While the potential changes on this alleged revision of the hybrid console aren’t exactly clear, it seems as if Nintendo wants to focus on improving the efficiency of the display, allowing for it to be brighter and thinner whilst also consuming less power.
If you install a high-quality display, the screen will become brighter and thinner, and battery consumption will be reduced. However, organic EL panels installed in Apple’s iPhone X series are not expected to be adopted. – Takashi Mochizuki, Wall Street Journal
An improvement on efficiency can turn what’s already a great product into an even more compelling purchase, as proven with AMDs Ryzen 2 CPU series launched earlier this year. It’ll be interesting to see the difference side-by-side if this does come to fruition.
According to officials, there is a possibility that the new type of switch will be introduced into the latter half of 2019, as early as the summer. Nintendo spokespeople declined to comment on this matter. – Takashi Mochizuki, Wall Street Journal
This would not be the first time that Nintendo have done some form of hardware revision. They’ve done it many times, especially with their handheld devices (GameBoy Advance > GameBoy Advance SP, Nintendo DS > Nintendo DS Lite > Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS > New Nintendo 3DS), so it wouldn’t at all be surprising if this turns out to be true.