Remaining week, we broke down the evidence that Nintendo used to be operating on a brand new style of the usual Transfer to head along the recently announced, portable-only Switch Lite. As of late, Nintendo showed the lifestyles of that new style by means of product page listings that promise progressed battery lifestyles over the present Transfer.
Transfer style HAC-001-01 will closing roughly four.five to nine hours on a unmarried price, relying at the sport being performed, according to Nintendo. That is a 38 to 44 p.c building up from the two.five to six.five hours of the unique style HAC-001. For The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo guarantees an building up from roughly 3 hours of single-charge play at the outdated style to roughly five.five hours at the new style. For comparability, the Transfer Lite gets 3 to seven hours on a unmarried price, and it will probably closing 4 hours on Breath of the Wild, consistent with Nintendo.
The brand new style will have to be to be had in the USA in mid-August and in Japan in overdue August, consistent with Nintendo. Eurogamer reports that Nintendo expects it in the United Kingdom “ranging from early September.” But even so the style numbers, customers will be capable to inform the brand new extended-battery Transfer devices from the outdated ones by way of searching for a serial quantity beginning with “XKW.”
The brand new style does not another way have any new branding (a los angeles the “New Nintendo 3DS” line) or fluctuate from the unique in any important indexed specifications or value. That would appear to bring to an end the up to now speculated chance for brand new tool that might employ the upper most clock velocity presented by way of the redesigned Tegra X1 “Mariko” chip. However Switch hackers might nonetheless be capable to benefit from this inner redesign for quite a lot of homebrew tool—if they can hack this new hardware configuration, this is.