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High-profile Apple leaker hints at 'New Nintendo Switch on E3 2021'

Published: 11:23, 17 January 2021
The unofficial mockup render for Nintendo Switch Pro console
Nintendo Switch Pro (fanmade)

High-profile Apple leaker hints at new Nintendo Switch console reveal or announcement at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event. The new console would pack a better display screen, more powerful hardware and 4K support.

E3 (short for Electronic Entertainment Expo ) was one of the main centres of events in the video-gaming industry in the last 25 years. It's the biggest and most anticipated event of the year, which was eagerly awaited by gamers across the globe to see what new is coming in the upcoming years from their favourite developers, publishers, hardware and accessory manufacturers.

Last year, for the first time in 25 years of its existence, the E3 event was cancelled, due to COVID19. This year, the E3 event should take place in mid-June, in a slightly different 'reimagined' format. As has been the case with many other events in the last year, E3 is likely to take advantage of the digital format. 

E3 Logo of E3 E3

It is not uncommon for half a year before the event itself, or even more, information to start circulating on the internet about announcements that could happen. One of these comes to us from the ‘high-profile Apple Leaker’, which has so far leaked a lot of accurate information regarding Apple hardware. 

The person, who has almost 14k followers on Twitter, posted a short tweet stating that the new Nintendo Switch will be announced at this year’s E3. With scant information, he stated that 4K output can be expected in dock mode, a new display, and a much more powerful console compared to the Switch and Switch Lite.

We don't know if it's the Switch 2 or the Switch Pro model in question, but the information certainly matches the previous ones, which says that the "Switch Pro" will have an OLED display and that it will support 4K resolution. 

The 4K resolution itself requires a lot of power, and we wrote earlier about the rumour that the new Realtek 4K UHD multimedia SoC chip could be implemented in the new Nintendo console, and we have already written about TCL's tweet which in a way announced that TCL will make a display for the new Switch

All of this should, of course, be taken with a grain of salt, but the fact is that Nintendo had a strong successful year behind them and that the Switch is an incredibly popular and successful console, and it is certain that the Japanese gaming giant will continue to follow that path with the new Switch console, be it Switch Pro or Switch 2.

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