Firmware hints at new Switch model
Hold on tight, rumours are once again saying Nintendo is getting ready to launch a beefier Switch model. Dataminers have dug into the latest firmware, and it looks like they have struck gold.
This isn't the first time the rumour mill claims the Switch Pro is just around the corner, and Nintendo have kept their cards close to their chest. However, the latest Switch firmware update contains references to something called Aula, which uses the revised chipset introduced with Switch Lite and the 2019 model.
Codename: The dataminer SciresM thinks Aula is the codename for Switch Pro, and speculates that it will be faster since the firmware also contains references to a Realtek chip marketed as a “4K UHD multimedia SoC”.
Not yet: The handheld resolution is unlikely to change, since the Realtek chip would be handling docked output. However, Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser said that thanks to the “momentum that we have, our focus will be on the existing form factors.”