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:
Nintendo has confirmed to The Verge that the new OLED Switch "does not have a new CPU, or more RAM, from previous Nintendo Switch models." https://t.co/47TLLL7qFk pic.twitter.com/WamoTrcS2w
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|Nintendo Switch OLED|
|Size||4 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
|Weight||Approximately .71 lbs|
(Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached)
|Screen||Multi-touch capacitive touch screen / 7.0 inch OLED screen / 1280×720|
|CPU/GPU||NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor|
Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
|Wireless||Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1|
|Video output||Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode|
Up to 720p via built-in screen in Tabletop mode and Handheld modes
|Audio output||Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output|
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
|Buttons||Power button / Volume button|
|USB connector||USB Type-C|
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
|Headphone/mic jack||3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard)|
|Game card slot||Nintendo Switch game cards|
|microSD card slot||Compatible 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.
|Sensor||Accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor|
|Operating environment||41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity|
|Internal battery||Lithium-ion battery / 4310mAh|
|Battery life||Approximately 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 time||Approximately 3 hours|
*When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode