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Topic: New Nvidia Tegra X1 + A Switch Mini is very much possible

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DanTheSausage

I don't know how many of you know, but there is a "new" Nvidia Tegra X1. XDA reported that there is a new Shield TV coming, with an slightly improved Tegra X1. Mainly updated to run Android 9 and above, some Tegra Kernel Devs reported that it should have better power management and a higher maximum GPU clock.

The rumored Switch Pro is probably just a SoC refresh. Maybe Nintendo will do some updates like unlocking Bluetooth, a glass Screen, bigger battery capacity. QoL changes, no edge to edge screen or any of those ultra fancy concepts.

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But what i'm really excited about is a possible Switch Mini. After pooling out my PS Vita, you just have to admit that it is so much nice to hold than a Switch. Round sides and better button button placement in consequence just feel so much better in the hands.

And since the Vita is thicker, i could imagine a Tegra X1 sitting in there, with a adjusted cooling system (shorter but thicker heatpipe) a thicker but narrower battery and a 5-5.7" screen. No batteries, rumble motors and sensors for the joycons means lots more space in the Handheld, too. Maybe even a lower res for the mini for even more battery life due to lower power needs to drive it~

I just hope it won't have a glossy back or to much gloss in general. Also, i'd hope to have the TV-dock usability, requiring a new dock...
San, i want a switch in my vita...

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DanTheSausage

SwitchForce

DanTheSausage wrote:

San, i want a switch in my vita...

Here's thing man...Support Nintendo otherwise stop talking about a DEAD Vita. Sony no longer or never really gave it REAL support. Switch is the new game in town.

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Heavyarms55

@DanTheSausage We can talk for months about all the possibilities for a Switch Pro or a Switch mini. In fact people have been doing just that on this site.

But it is all nothing but speculation.

I would prefer a Switch Pro personally, as it would open Nintendo to charging a little more and having some more luxurious features. I'd pay 400 or even 450 for a Switch Pro if it met most of my wish list.
-Better battery
-Bluetooth support
-More internal storage or a second SD card slot
-Glass screen and 1080p
-Better speakers
-Generally improved specs.

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graysoncharles

In my case, my day 1 Switch is showing up its age. The battery life got reduced dramatically from 3 hours to less than 1, and the joycons are disconnecting at least once every time I play on handheld. I won't buy another current switch because I strongly believe that Nintendo will come up with the announcement of a stronger version, and that is the one I want as the replacement of my current one.

Nintendo doesn't have to wait until switch sales dwindle to announce their new models. Sony announced the PS4 pro when the base ps4 was selling like hotcakes and a crapton of games were set to release in and after 2016. Still, they launch the pro anyways and it's selling well.

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Heavyarms55

@graysoncharles Approximately how many play hours did you put in it?! I've had mine since day one and play it at daily but have none of those issues.

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graysoncharles

@Heavyarms55 I have more than 450 hours in just 3 games, which are BotW, XC2 and Smash Ultimate. I also have around 20 hours in sonic mania, more than 25 in L.A. Noire, and the rest are from games that I started but never finished. I have played 99.9% on handheld; never had the need to play on the TV. I have a ps4 pro and xbox one for that, which is why I value more the portable performance of the games than docked.

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Heavyarms55

@graysoncharles So while over 1200 hours in portable mode. I have roughly the same play time but divided much more heavily between TV and portable. I still find it surprising that the wear and tear is as heavy as you make it sound. Sorry to hear that.

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Heavyarms55

@graysoncharles It does kinda sound that way. I suppose they must manufacture them in more than one location. I'll have to look into that. I am kinda curious now. I learned the other day that Sony sources hard drives for PS4 from a variety of companies and was surprised to hear that.

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Mountain_Man

Only thing I really want to see area redesigned Joycons with more robust joysticks that don't become faulty after several months.

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rallydefault

I really couldn't see myself going for a Switch mini. MAYBE a "pro" Switch, but that's still a big maybe. But I've never gone for these mid-generation cash grabs: New3ds, PS4 Pro, One X... no thanks. I bought your machine to play your games, and you should honor that. So far, I think Nintendo is actually the only company guilty of requiring a mid-generation update to play certain games, right? Didn't Majora's Mask require the updated 3DS? I don't think anything on Xbox or PS requires the update models, just makes things look prettier.

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Slitth

I do not think that we will see a mini Switch.
I think we see a Pro Switch and a "cheap" Switch.

The real question would be how to you make a Switch cheaper?

One option would to remove the screen and battery, so that you have a version that can only be played on a TV from start.
But where or not if it's portable will depend on Nintendo use of technology they have.
Connecting a battery to a "cheap" Switch would not be that big of a leap in terms of technology.
But adding a screen? Not that hard, but now the cost will be the same as a normal Switch or higher.
Unless the "cheap" Switch is capable of streaming to phones or tables.
The have done this before with the Wii U, but I do not think that is a good thing to do.

No I think the Switch family will be a Pro with new hardware, the current Switch and a "Cheap" stationary Switch with the hardware from the Pro.

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