Recently, Nintendo announced the new version of the Nintendo Switch, its Switch console (OLED model).
The console, as its name suggests, features an updated OLED display panel along with improved speakers, increased storage, and a better design.
The console boasts a wide 7-inch OLED display which is a bump up from the 6.2-inch IPS LCD on the standard model. Although both the screens feature the same 1280×720 resolution.
The company’s latest model also features a redesigned kickstand unlike the small strip on the standard model. The model has a wide flap that is sturdier and can be adjusted to multiple positions as needed.
However, the company still hasn’t stepped forward to state what are the new changes other than stating that the enhanced audio from the bottom-firing stereo speakers over the standard model.
Besides, the dock which comes with the OLED model has also seen some upgrades. It now includes an integrated LAN port for a more reliable wired connectivity when using dock mode. It is sold separately and is compatible with the standard model.
Not surprisingly, the new OLED model still uses the same Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC that the Switch has always used.
Here is the full breakdown of the console’s technical specifications below:
- Size: 9.5 x 0.55 x 4 inches
- Weight: Approximately 0.71 lbs / 0.93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached
- Screen: Multi-touch capacitive touch screen
- Resolution: 1280 x 720 (720p)
- CPU/GPU: Nvidia Custom Tegra processor
- Storage: 64GB (can be expanded using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB)
- Wireless: WI-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
- Video output: Up to 1080p in TV mode and 720p in handheld mode
- Audio output: 5.1 Linear PCM
- Speakers: Stereo
- USB connector: USB Type-C for charging
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Battery life: approximately 4.5-9 hours
- Charging time: approximately 3 hours
The switch is almost the same as the standard Switch, aside from the above changes, that all of us are now familiar with. This means it will still support all the games and accessories and have the same rated battery life.
The new Nintendo Switch OLED model will be available starting October 8 and is priced at $350. It will be available in the standard Neon Red, Neon Blue, and White color set. It will be sold along with the standard Switch ($300) and Lite Switch ($200).