Nintendo Switch Pro Reportedly Features USB 3.0 and Ethernet Ports, as Well as a Microsoft Surface-Styled Stand

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Nintendo is developing an updated model of the Switch with a 7-inch OLED display from Samsung and more powerful NVIDIA chip, but those aren’t the only improvements that the so-called “Pro” model will have. According to a report from Spanish gaming site Vandal, the Nintendo Switch Pro’s revised dock will feature new connectivity options in the form of two USB 3.0 ports (the current model offers 3x USB 2.0 ports) and an ethernet port, negating the need for a separate LAN adapter. Nintendo has also purportedly replaced the Switch’s flimsy kickstand for a stronger alternative that’s reminiscent of the stands that Microsoft uses for its lineup of Surface tablets.

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The console itself is described as very similar in size to the current Switch model. […] According to a Bloomberg report this week, Nintendo will begin assembly of the new Switch as soon as July and release the console “in September or October.” Vandal’s sources claim a global launch this year is uncertain and that the console could release in Europe towards the end of November, with a fairly limited number of units available compared to previous Nintendo hardware launches.

Sources: Vandal, VGC

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