Laura Dale, the reporter over at Let’s Play Video Games, is reporting that the Nintendo Switch prototype is powered by the versatile USB-C. However, the same source says that it can not be charged while the system is propped up on its kickstand. Whether or not this is just the prototype remains to be seen, but USB-C would be a good move from Nintendo.
According to our source at Nintendo, as well as a source close to the production of the reveal trailer for the Switch, the hardware model shown in the reveal featured a USB-C port for power, situated in the centre of the bottom edge of the tablet. This port will be able to be used to charge the handheld while away from the Switch Dock.
Additionally, both sources have made it clear that the position of the USB-C port on the handheld means you will not be able to charge it while the system is propped up on its kickstand.