Nintendo Switch 2 fan-made concept design looks the part and even offers some Pro-like modifications to tempt first-gen owners into making the switch
Enough leaks and rumors have been floating around about the Nintendo Switch 2/Pro/Super/Aula over the last few months to give a real sense of what the Japanese video game company might have in store for fans in regard to a Switch sequel. There have even been price predictions and specs speculations for a Switch 2 – but no real idea of what it could look like in comparison to the current model. Fortunately, ZONEofTECH, the channel that notably offered up a first look at the PS5 dev kit in 2019, has created some terrific renders of what a Switch 2/Pro/etc. could look like.
The channel considered the alleged 7-inch OLED display size of the potential Nintendo Switch 2, up from the 6.2-inch screen size of the first-gen console, during the creation of the renders. The bezels were also massively trimmed in comparison with the original Switch, which would certainly receive a thumbs up from most fans as the console does have some chunky bezels as it is right now. With the narrower bezels in place for the concept Switch 2, the additional casing space allowed ZONEofTECH to get creative with the color scheme, resulting in a handful of conceptual consoles in a range of bright colors.
As well as having Joy-Con controllers that are larger and easier to grip, the concept Switch 2 also has larger share and home buttons for improved user interactivity. The Switch’s kickstand has also been attended to, with the Nintendo Switch 2 here being blessed with a much larger and more supportive kickstand that would offer the device greater stability when required. It’s an overall clean-looking and appealing concept, but as Sony proved with the PlayStation 5, sometimes companies choose to go in a completely different and unexpected design direction when revealing a new console generation.
Along with the concept images, there are some reminders of what the Switch 2 or Switch Pro could bring in terms of specs. There’s the expected upgrade to a 7-inch OLED display, and although it will possibly be a native 720p experience for handhold gaming, there is a belief that the next Nintendo Switch will be able to offer 4K output when in docked mode. Nvidia’s DLSS technology could be on hand to assist with this resolution feat, and it seems likely that Team Green will also provide a custom chip to power the Switch 2. The presence of a larger amount of faster-clocked RAM should help keep things ticking along nicely too. Fans can likely expect a price tag of US$349 to US$399 for a next-gen Nintendo Switch, which could be released later this year.