Nintendo Switch OLED launches October 8th at 350 USD

Published: 6th Jul 2021, 13:13 GMT   Comments

Nintendo Switch with 7-inch OLED screen announced

Nintendo finally lifts the curtain on its Nintendo Switch with an OLED panel.

New Nintendo officially features a 7-in OLED panel, a wired LAN port, and 64GB of internal storage. Those are the most important changes coming with the new model, which the company has just announced. The new console features an adjustable stand which will improve the experience in the tabletop mode. The new OLED console also features improved speakers, the company announced today.

The 7-inch OLED panel features 1280×720 resolution, the same resolution as the original model. A larger screen size increases the weight to 0.93 lbs (422 g) from 0.88 lbs (400 g), however, the size of the Switch console has not changed.

Nintendo has not confirmed what model of the System on a Chip (SoC) is powering the new console, although NVIDIA Custom SoC is listed in official specs. Contrary to previous rumors, Switch OLED does not support 4K TV mode with NVIDIA DLSS. In fact, it is possible that the NVIDIA SoC does not support DLSS at all. It would appear that the new OLED model might be based on the same SoC as the current Switch non-OLED model.

Nintendo announced Switch OLED will launch on October 8th at 349.99 USD.

Update: Nintendo confirmed to The Verge that the new OLED version does not feature a new CPU:

Specifications
Nintendo Switch OLED
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 inches
WeightApproximately .71 lbs
(Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached)
ScreenMulti-touch capacitive touch screen / 7.0 inch OLED screen / 1280×720
CPU/GPUNVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
Storage64 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 4.1
Video outputUp to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode
Up to 720p via built-in screen in Tabletop mode and Handheld modes
Audio outputCompatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
SpeakersStereo
ButtonsPower button / Volume button
USB 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 cards
microSD 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 sensor
Operating environment41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity
Internal batteryLithium-ion battery / 4310mAh
Battery 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

[Nintendo] Nintendo Switch (OLED model) - Announcement Trailer (11,743,363 views)

Source: Nintendo




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