Nintendo Switch Lite And Revised Switch Consoles Exposed In FCC Teardown
Nintendo hit a home run with its hybrid Switch console, despite it not rocking the same class of hardware as Son's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles. As companies are prone to do, Nintendo is offering different variants. There is a new Switch Lite console, and a revised version of the original Switch, both of which are internally exposed in a couple of FCC listings.
These listings are teardowns of sorts, in the sense that we get to see some of the innards. These listings primarily focus on the wireless hardware, but we also get a glimpse of part of the PCB and several components. There are also shots of the undercarriage, with the bottom panel removed. Here's a look at the inside of the Nintendo Switch Lite...
Nintendo Switch Lite (Source: FCC)
And here's a view of the inside of the Revised Nintendo Switch...
Revised Nintendo Switch (Source: FCC)
There is not a lot to be gleaned from the internal shots, but they are interesting photos nonetheless. With regards to the revised Switch console, Nintendo is using a newer version of the NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC. According to Nintendo, battery life is improved from 2.5 to 6.5 hours on the original Switch, to 4.5 to 9 hours on the revised model.
As for the Switch Lite, it measures 3.6 x 8.2 x 0.55 inches (HxLxD) and weighs 0.61 pounds, versus 4 x 9.4 x 0.55 inches and 0.88 pounds on the bigger Switch. It also sports a smaller touchscreen, at 5.5 inches instead of 6.2 inches, and integrated controls rather than detachable Joy-Con controllers.
The Switch Lite is available to preorder on Amazon for $199.96.