With the Nintendo 3DS release still a couple of months away we didn’t expect to see any leaked photos of the device just yet, however we have recently come across a few leaked photos and a hands-on video which show off the device’s physical design.
Usually leaked photos are blurry and their legitimacy is questionable, however I have no doubt that these photos are “the real McCoy”, you can see these leaked photos throughout this post all of which are said to have leaked from a factory in China, below we have embedded a shot which shows its size compared to other handhelds such as the Nintendo DS (the 3DS is the black one).
We have also embedded a video at the end of this post which really gives us a close look at the design, there is a chance that the final product may vary slightly from the model seen in the video, however I must admit the hardware does look “finished” (barring the back cover).
According to SlashGear the 3DS features 96MB of RAM and a 1300mAh battery, this is far superior the Nintendo DS’s 4MB of RAM and 850 mAh battery and the DSi’s 16MB of RAM and 1000 mAh battery, at the moment we have no confirmation of the 3DS’s CPU speed, which will undoubtedly be far superior to the DSi’s 133 MHz ARM9 and 33 MHz ARM7 chips.
The hands-on video below does certainly show that the 3DS is not yet finished, when the owner tries to run Super Mario DS you can see that there is also a lot of work to be done on the software side of things.
If you would like to see a full gallery of the leaked Nintendo 3DS photos you should check out 3DSBuzz.com.
Do you like the look of the Nintendo 3DS?