FCC filing gives us more Nintendo Switch hardware information

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A recent FCC filing for the Switch has revealed new information about Nintendo’s upcoming console.

The Nintendo Switch will apparently feature a non-removable, 3.7 V battery. Concretely, this means that we may not be seeing an official extended battery pack for the Switch, and that it won’t be possible to swap a drained battery with a fresh one when using the console on the go.

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Farewell, old friend.

The filing also suggests that the Switch, unlike the PS Vita, will not have any 3G or LTE support. This means that online gaming will be impossible without a Wi-Fi (or wired) connection.

Another interesting detail may have been revealed by these uncovered documents: the Nintendo Switch may be region-free.

Considering that the AC adapter operates at AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, it has worldwide compatibility.

Of course, this doesn’t guarantee that the console will be region-free, but it does provide us with some hope that the system’s final build will allow us to play imported games.

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One thought on “FCC filing gives us more Nintendo Switch hardware information

  1. Almost everywhere I’d play Switch has Wi-Fi anyhow, so that isn’t exactly an issue for me…and quite possibly many people. Truth be told, this is the Nintendo console I’ve been waiting for…HD-quality graphics and the games I want to play, where I am able to play them 🙂

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