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Nintendo Switch Firmware 12.0.0 Possibly Contains References to Switch Pro Model

Rumors are currently circulating again about a possible Nintendo Switch 4K or Pro model. The current firmware of the Switch got the ball rolling, in which indications of a possible new model were discovered.

Nintendo Switch Pro Model discovered in firmware update 12.0.0

In the past few weeks, the rumors about a new Nintendo Switch Pro model that could have come up with support for 4K resolution in docked mode have been persistent. This was reported, among other things, by the business magazine Bloomberg, which disclosed that the new model of the Switch will be officially announced or presented this year.

Other sources supported the information from Bloomberg and also spoke of support for Nvidia’s DLSS technology. The data miner “OatmealDome” is causing fresh rumors these days, taking a closer look at the recently released Switch firmware version 12.0.0.

On the one hand, the Dataminer encountered indications of a new Switch dock that can be updated using the appropriate firmware. We remember that last year, unconfirmed reports already mentioned that the new Switch model would be created under the code name “Aula.”

In addition, according to the OatmealDome, the firmware reveals that the docking station of the new Switch Pro model is equipped with its own special chip. These statements of the Dataminer also coincide with earlier rumors, in which it was mentioned that the docking station of the supposed Switch Pro model could enable 4K upscaling for games.

With “4kdp_preferred_over_usb30” a reference to a 4K display port was found in firmware 12.0.0. Since the Japanese company is still keeping a low profile on the rumors of a new Nintendo Switch Pro model, it should be enjoyed with the necessary caution for the time being.

Do you think Nintendo will release the Switch Pro model in the coming year?