It’s way too early to talk about the Nintendo Switch 2, especially since the first device is expected to have a lifespan of 5-6 years and it’s barely within its first year. However, the German designers of Curved/Labs are already looking into it, having rendered a concept of the future machine.

They keep the core format that became a hit, but also make some welcome improvements. First of all there are no more arrow buttons on the Joy Con, replaced with a touch pad. The screen is now larger, at 7.3 inches, but keeps the 1280 x 720 resolution. I would have preferred Full HD or Quad HD, but I can live with HD. The on screen elements have been enlarged for easier device operation and the Joy Cons now support bigger rails.

They’re actually extendable rails, that can be enlarged and connected together. USB Type-C connector and a protective cover accessory are here, the latter also letting you attach keyboards or an extra E-Ink screen. Even an NVIDIA Tegra X2 CPU gets a quick mention, although by 2023 a Snapdragon 1000 will be a safer choice. 64 GB of storage and a microSD card slot are here and if I were to guess the real Nintendo Switch 2 will also put a larger focus on VR and AR, so better cameras and maybe some headset to hook up to the machine…

Excellent concept design overall.