Nintendo’s latest firmware update, 10.0.0, on April 14 may have leaked the release of a new Switch model.
The handheld Nintendo Switch has exploded in popularity in recent months, with more and more players looking to get their hands on the hybrid console.
Many great games have been released for the Switch since its launch including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has unexpectedly taken the internet by storm.
With demand for the Switch starting to rise, it was leaked that a new model could be on its way following the console’s latest 10.0.0 firmware update.
Vulnerability researcher Mike Heskin shared that he found that Nintendo’s latest update added preliminary support for a new hardware model, listed as “nx-abcd”.
“Firmware 10.0.0 adds preliminary support for a new hardware model: nx-abcd,” he revealed, “3 of the 5 new DRAM profiles are for this new hardware type.”
Firmware 10.0.0 adds preliminary support for a new hardware model: "nx-abcd".
3 of the 5 new DRAM profiles are for this new hardware type and there's evidence of a secondary display of sorts being added exclusively on this model.
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— Mike Heskin (@hexkyz) April 14, 2020
However, one of the most surprising aspects of this find was that the new model would seemingly be a dual-display model of the Switch.
“There’s evidence of a secondary display of sorts being added exclusively on this model,” Mike added, suggesting that the new model could include two screens.
Nintendo has previously revealed that they are “always performing development of new hardware” after rumors were initially spread about a Switch Mini potentially being announced
The latest Switch model that Nintendo has released was the Switch Lite which was first launched on September 20, 2019, so it is possible that they have shifted their focus to a new model.
Although it is unclear if this leaked model is set to be announced by Nintendo, many fans are quite excited about the idea of dual-display Switch being potentially released.