Nintendo announced its new Switch model today. It features an OLED display panel which was quite expected from the number of leaks for weeks. The new Switch OLED model will start at $350, going on sale on October 8.
The new Nintendo Switch OLED includes a 7-inch 720p OLED display model and keeping in mind that the rumors suggested that the new console would accompany an Nvidia chip inside that would empower 4K support, we actually have a 720p display that will uphold 1080p in TV mode.
Other than the new screen, this changed model incorporates an adjustable stand for tabletop play, 64GB of inbuilt storage (up from 32GB), another dock with a wired ethernet port built-in, and further developed audio for handheld or tabletop play.
Little else has changed over the past model. “Nintendo Switch (OLED model) does not have a new CPU, or more RAM, from previous Nintendo Switch models,” says a Nintendo spokesperson. The new Switch OLED is expected to convey as long as 9 hours of battery life, which is unpleasant equivalent to the first Switch. In weight, the new control center is heavier at 0.32Kg.
The device is backward compatible with both the original Switch’s Joy-Con controller as well as the older games. It will be available in two colors variants, Black, and White.
The new Switch will add up to Nintendo’s Switch lineup of portable consoles which started back in 2017 with the release of the original Switch, followed by Switch Lite in 2019. Nintendo’s Switch has sold incredibly well, with the console dominating US sales charts for nearly two years straight.