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Topic: What would you like to see from Switch Plus or Switch Lite?

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Wikoogle

Untitled I know the Switch just came out but Nintendo has released a smaller or larger version of every single handheld they ever made within a couple of years of the originals release. So a Switch Lite or Switch Plus is not a question of if but a question of When.

What would you like to see from the next version of Switch? For me a Switch Plus that is the exact same size but offers a 7.5 hr battery life and one of Sharp's low power 7.5 inch bezel free IGZO displays would be a glorious thing, and it's easily achievable within 2 years if Nintendo plans ahead. Again, everything else about the Switch's size would be exactly the same, the only differences would be the lack of a bezel, a 7.5 inch 720p display and CPU/GPU built on the 7nm node.

It's very doable. TSMC announced that they will start accepting volume orders for their upcoming 7nm node starting next month for mass production in 2018. https://www.google.com/amp/wccftech.com/tsmc-starts-prototype...

Assuming that Nintendo places a volume order in order to release a Switch Revision in an year or two with significantly larger battery life, what kind of battery life could we expect? 8+ hours is achievable. The current Switch gets about 3hrs of battery life and uses 20 watts at peak load as per the neogaf thread where the Switch was torn down. This suggests that the current Switch is built on the 20nm process.

Could a shrink from 20nm down to 7nm improve the battery life from 3 hours to 8+ hours? The math works out. This would singlehandedly make Switch the greatest handheld ever made in my opinion. The only thing holding it back as of now is the battery life. If an 8 hr battery life is possible, could we organize a campaign to convince Nintendo to place a volume order for the 7nm node for the inevitable Switch revision in 2 years?

In addition, it would be ideal if this revision had smaller bezels (like the 1cm bezels found on the XPS laptop. But again, Nintendo would need to place a volume order for these low power IGZO Bezel Free 7.5 inch screens ahead of time. With slim bezels, they could accommodate a 7.5 inch screen in the exact same size device. They could call it the Switch Plus even if the size isn't any bigger because the screen size and battery life would be much larger.

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ocelot20

Not talking about a smaller tablet or larger tablet here. But I think later in the year. Nintendo will release the Switch without the base. So it's just a handheld console. Since you can buy the base on it's own right now. It sort of makes sense. Sell handheld console on it's own for £199. If you want to connect it to a TV you can buy a base/dock for it if you want.

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Wikoogle

I agree that makes sense. But a 3hr battery life isn't ideal for a portable. Neither are the thick bezels on the current Switch. So if they pair off this portable baseless Switch (same exact size as the current switch) with a 7.5 inch bezel free IGZO screen and a 8 hr battery life by building it on a 7nm process node, it would be single most perfect handheld ever made.@ocelot20

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TuVictus

I'd prefer a larger screen, 1080p, even if it means having the same battery life. Preferably better though, of course

And and no bezel, it'd look so slick

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DefHalan

I would like to see the Switch Plus be a standalone Home Console and the Switch Lite to be a standalone portable without removable controllers. Switch Plus would be slightly more powerful to make games run better. Switch Lite would be smaller and more compact for easy portability.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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younguns

Nothing with the portable part. Would love to see a dock that boosts the power though.

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Wikoogle

I think the most likely outcome is the simplest most elegant one.

A Switch XL that is the exact same size as the current switch (the joy cons remain exactly the same), but they get rid of the bezel completely so that the screen size becomes close to 8 inches.

And a switch to either a 10nm or 7nm process node for the CPU/GPU is a no brainer. That would instantly double the battery life making this an absolutely amazing portable system. They might even upclock the CPU and GPU a bit so that you get better performance out of it while still managing a respectable 6+ hour battery life.

By the time this revision happens, there will be a ton of must have games for the system too so it would sell absolutely gang busters and make some serious bank for Nintendo.

Wikoogle

Wikoogle

Would you want a smaller bezel free Lite version that is roughly the same size as the Vita but has a large bezel free screen? Even if it means the joycons are build in/not removable?

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Enoch72

I'd like a new version of the dock to be released that:

a) Has extra padding to protect the screen whist docking/undocking
b) Boosts the resolution to 4K (...or even 2K would be good) and be HDR10 compatible
c) Has the ability to actually turn off the console whilst in docked mode (not just put it to sleep)

With regards to the console itself....I'm happy with the form factor (although I find the controls a bit cramped whilst in handheld mode). They could increase the internal specs I suppose (maybe a higher powered graphics card or something) and a better battery.....if they increased the battery life to say 12 hours (5-6 hours for more graphically/CPU intensive games) that would hit the sweet spot.

For now though, I'm just enjoying the hell out of the Switch as it is!!

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Enoch72

Wikoogle

I don't think 4K is realistic with these specs.

Buts it's ridiculous that the menu runs at 720p even in docked mode, text at 720p on a 50+ inch tv looks awful.

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