If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Wii U tablet patent shows magnetometer, IR port, built in flash

On August 4 a patent was filed by Nintendo detailing what's inside Wii U's tablet controller, and it looks as though some of what we already know has been confirmed along a bit of interesting tech as well.

Dug up by NeoGAF, the schematics suggest the tablet contains a magnetometer, which if like the one contained in Sony's PS Move, will likely be used for calibration. Magnetometers seem to be becoming standard in tech of late, especially with smartphones, and even Sony's PS Vita will also contain one for motion sensing.

The tablet also features a built-in microphone ans speaker, and a bit of flash memory like with the Wii controller. The diagrams don't show how much flash memory is included, and while known about for a while, Nintendo has yet to discuss how much will be included.

It also appears to have rechargeable lithium-ion battery built-in, which would not be too surprising.

You can look over the schematics through here.

About the Author

Stephany Nunneley avatar

Stephany Nunneley

News Editor

Half-blind/half-dyslexic, bad typist, wine enthusiast, humanitarian, intellectual savant, idiot savior, lover of all things nonsensical, animal hoarder and highly sarcastic.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch