After years of speculation and rumors, Nintendo has finally pulled the trigger and announced an all-new model of the Nintendo Switch, perfect for handheld gaming, however, minus a key feature that many fans were hoping for. Coming October 8, the new Nintendo Switch will boast a larger, 7-inch screen and an OLED display. According to
After years of speculation and rumors, Nintendo has finally pulled the trigger and announced an all-new model of the Nintendo Switch, perfect for handheld gaming, however, minus a key feature that many fans were hoping for.
Coming October 8, the new Nintendo Switch will boast a larger, 7-inch screen and an OLED display. According to Nintendo’s website, the Nintendo Switch OLED will have a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 and a maximum frame rate of 60 FPS in docked mode. Just as it did with the original Switch, the OLED model’s built-in screen still has a resolution of 1280×720. Sadly enough, the OLED model does not appear to offer 4K gameplay, contrary to previous reports that it would feature NVIDIA’s DLSS tech with an upgraded chip.
The new Switch will also come with an adjustable stand, a dock with a wired Ethernet interface, 64 GB of internal storage, and “enhanced audio” via the system’s internal speakers. Nintendo claims that existing Joy-Cons will work with the OLED model and that the new Switch will work with the whole library of Nintendo Switch games that have previously been released.
The new system will be available in two colors: white Joy-Cons with a white dock, and classic red and blue Joy-Cons with a black dock.
The Nintendo Switch (OLED version) will have less bezel due to the larger screen, as well as slightly larger overall dimensions: The new Nintendo Switch is 0.1 inches longer and 0.05 pounds heavier than the standard Nintendo Switch. The OLED model’s battery life appears to be the same as the normal Nintendo Switch, ranging from 4.5 to 9 hours.
Check out the full technical specifications of the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) below:
Size4 inches high, 9.5 inches long, and 0.55 inches deep (with Joy-Con attached) *The depth from the tip of the analog sticks to the tip of the ZL/ZR buttons is 1.12 inchesWeightApproximately .71 lbs (Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached)ScreenMulti-touch capacitive touch screen / 7.0 inch OLED screen / 1280×720CPU/GPUNVIDIA Custom Tegra processorStorage64 GB Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).WirelessWi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1Video outputUp to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode Up to 720p via built-in screen in Tabletop mode and Handheld modesAudio outputCompatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output Output via HDMI connector in TV modeSpeakersStereoButtonsPower button / Volume buttonUSB connectorUSB Type-C Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.Headphone/mic jack3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard)Game card slotNintendo Switch game cardsmicroSD card slotCompatible with microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC memory cards *Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary. An internet connection is required to perform this system update.SensorAccelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensorOperating environment41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidityInternal batteryLithium-ion battery / 4310mAhBattery lifeApproximately 4.5 – 9 hours The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Charging timeApproximately 3 hours *When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode
Unfortunately, Nintendo has offered no news on when pre-orders will begin, before the device’s launch. However, the gaming giant has released a close-up video of the new Switch in action, highlighting some of its key features for fans to look forward to.
The question on everyone’s mind after months of leaks and rumors, is does the OLED model live up to the hype? Here’s what some fans have to say…
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) launches on October 8 for an MSRP of $349.99. Stay tuned here for updates on when pre-orders go live!
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