More Switch Pro rumors emerge, pointing to a new kickstand and dock

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Earlier this week, the rumor mill started ramping up in regards to the purported Nintendo Switch revision, claiming that an announcement is imminent and is very likely to happen ahead of this year's E3, which is about two weeks away.

Hot on the heels of those reports, a Spanish website called Vandal (via Nintendo Everything) has shared potential details of the design of the upcoming Switch model, citing sources at an Asian accessory maker. The report starts off by confirming some of what we've already heard such as 4K support when the console is docked, and a 7-inch OLED screen. It also reaffirms that the design will be very similar to the existing model, and the bigger screen will come mostly from reduced bezels. The new console is also said to support the existing Joy-Con controllers and other types of peripherals.

Some new details in the report include a new kickstand, which will seemingly be inspired by Microsoft's Surface line of products, spanning across the entirety of the back panel. The microSD card slot is also moving to the side of the back panel, rather than on the bottom.

The dock is also apparently going to be different, but if you're hoping for a more compact design, you may have something else coming. The report indicates that the rear portion of the dock will be thicker, but it comes with some benefits. The USB 2.0 ports on the side will be replaced by USB 3.0 ports, and there will also be an Ethernet port to allow for wired internet connections.

Lastly, the report mentions the release date, which is apparently not set in stone yet. While the reports we've seen indicate a possible launch as soon as September or October, Vandal says that supply constraints could push the console back as far as late November, and stock shortages are likely to be a problem.

We shouldn't have long to wait for Nintendo to confirm or deny these reports, with E3 inching ever closer.

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