Nintendo Switch System Update Datamine Uncovers New Hardware Model Reference

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With a new Nintendo Switch system update pushed live around the world, dataminers have started to search for any secrets that may be hidden within it.

That has resulted in vulnerability researcher and reverse engineer Mike Heskin identifying “preliminary support” being added for a new hardware model, reference as nx-abcd.

“Firmware 10.0.0 adds preliminary support for a new hardware model: ‘nx-abcd,'” Heskin explained on Twitter.

“3 of the 5 new DRAM profiles are for this new hardware type and there’s evidence of a secondary display of sorts being added exclusively on this model.”

Whether this refers to the often rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro model is unclear, especially as the “evidence of a secondary display” will immediately start to draw a comparison with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.

Alex Seedhouse
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