Rumor: Nintendo Switch Specs Leaked?


No you read the headline right, here is the catch though the statement comes from an employee of Chinese Yantai plant Foxcon. Recently there have been many rumors making the rounds with the most prominent ones being the leaks by Laura Kate Dale of Lets Play Video Games. The current rumor comes from Chinese Forums Tieba Baidu by a user fj8885.( I would like to stress that this is a rumor above all else, and hence it must be treated as such)

Here are some of the highlights of the entire post

  • A 1080P touchscreen as opposed to the rumored 720P
  • ARM A73 Pascal CPU
  • 921mhz GPU
  • USB 3.0 port, a 2.0
  • HDMI input


Here is the translation of the full post, Just a friendly reminder to take this as a rumor nothing more nothing less.




  • No advanced technology in the dock seems light and cheap, plastic with no extra power just an output.
  • 1x USB3.0, 1x hdmi, on the side 2xUSB2.0 on the dock;
  • There appears to be no fan on the top, just a whole at the back of the dock to allow air absorption which goes out from the top vent




  • If you look at the screen it looks like a 1080p multi-touch screen, according to the specs that show up on software test.
  • Can see the 5×0.8cm heat sink from the vent on the 0.8cm width, 12cm L shape heat pipe, looks quite shabby but heat performance is really good, not too hot from the console, the software demo testing is millions of fish and running almost 8 days, there’s no single frames drops
  • The screen is not very bright, speculated can’t see clear from outdoor
  • Looking at the core, it’s a 10×10 core, from the test, CPU 1785mhz, GPU 921mhz, EMC 1600mhz
  • Speculated CPU is arm A73 pascal, much powerful than X1, when tested it only shows ARM_V8 structure hence the speculation
  • USB-C charging confirmed
  • Speculated the core is made by TSMC, but it doesn’t have its logo on it, looking really good
  • Thousands of fish demos are being run , it looks just fine
  • I saw an orange and blue controller
  • Heating fan is quite
  • External power adapter
  • Confirmed 4G console version
  • It can be charged while playing
  • Battery 4310mA, 3.7 is not chargeable
  • It’s been testing over 11750min, stable and smooth running not a single frame rate drop in fish demo
  • Speculated 2x ram = 4GB has a weight of about 300g, thought it was 1000g or something and was pretty surprise it’s 300g console only (excluding joycon etc), used digital scale to weigh


  • Joy-con has 2 shoulder buttons, they are called SL, SR
  • It’s very complex inside, apart from the motherboard in the console, screen, Joy-con is the most valuable in the whole system
  • The battery inside Joy-con is about 5cm x 2cm x 0.5cm
  • Extremely light around 50 g
  • (22 Nov update) Battery 525mA



  • 2100 units produced on one linene, whole factory produces 20000 per day
  • Build quality for the controller is good
  • Shipped to Japan and Australia recently

Devkit version

  • Much more powerful, producing 2000x units for now
  • The core is 1x times bigger than the one above,200m㎡, looking it looks like 12×18
  • 2 extra ram, this version is 8GB
  • 2x wifi, 1hdmi, 1x mini dp, 1x ethernet, 2x unidentified socket, 3x network led indicator,
  • Looks much more complex than the normal version, 6, 7 extra unidentified storage, different socket
  • Not sure if this is Devkit, or it’s an advanced version, not sure if Nintendo will release it (22 Nov 2016 update) Confirmed it’s a devkit, and Nintendo was coming to exam the devkit today
  • No dock for this version for now
  • Can be plugged into TV without docking, power is inside
  • Speculated provided the core is only include GPU, it would be even more powerful than PS4 pro
  • Screen is the same size as the normal one
  • It’s much more powerful, but also much heavier, not feeling great in hand, speculated for 4K gaming
  • Haven’t seen such a huge core, and it’s 16nm + 100mm2 main core
  • There’s no battery inside this version

Source : Reddit