nintendo releases slightly refreshed switch with improved battery life

After launching Switch Lite last week, Nintendo has now updated the standard Switch model. The new model features minor changes and the only difference is improved battery life.

The new Nintendo Switch uses an updated SoC, likely the same one found on the Switch Lite. Codenamed Mariko, this is a variation of the Tegra X1 chipset used in the original Switch (codenamed Logan) and is assumed to be a 16nm refresh from the original 20nm. This shrink in the fabrication process reduces the size and thus the power consumption of the processor albeit at no extra performance.