NAND Flash Memory chips are shrinking, and you can no longer expect a super-efficient and speedy smartphone.
NAND flash chips can’t be recycled and used in laptops, tablets, and other electronics.
The same goes for the new wireless Nintendo Switch.
The company says that its new Switch has “upgraded” its NAND to use more power, but it’s not clear how much.
In a statement to The Verge, Nintendo said that “in terms of the battery life, we haven’t had any problems.”
The company doesn’t explain how it found out, but we assume that’s because its testing was done with the Switch in a lab, where the chip is already at the very least “at its highest density” and “in good condition.”
The company says the Switch is designed to be more efficient and battery-efficient than the original Nintendo 3DS, which only ran on 16nm NAND, and was a bit more expensive.
The Switch is expected to have “up to 20 percent better performance” and use “less power than the Nintendo 3D, which uses up to 25 percent less power.”
Nintendo has already confirmed that the Switch will use the same type of NAND as the 3DS.
Nintendo also said that the device will have “more battery life” and will have a “slightly lower price tag” than the Switch 3DS (and the original 3DS).
Nintendo is promising more information on the Switch “very soon,” but we’re sure to hear more about its performance, battery life and pricing when Nintendo unveils it at its Switch event in September.