Nintendo has announced a switch model on Tuesday with a larger 7-inch 720p OLED display. As rumors, this new Switch would ship with a new Nvidia chip inside; this new model is mostly a screen upgrade. The company list that this Switch OLED model as only supporting 1080p via TV mode, and rumors have suggested 4k support, thanks to a rumored Nvidia chip upgrade. Starting on October 8th, the Switch OLED model will go on sale for $350.
This revised model has an adjustable stand for tabletop play, a new dock with a wired ethernet port built-in, 64GB of built-in storage, and improved audio for handheld or tabletop play. The company for the TV dock only mentions up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode. This makes it clear that the rumored 4K mode isn’t part of this OLED Switch. Nintendo has confirmed that there are no major internal changes to the memory or CPU. “Nintendo Switch (OLED model) does not have a new CPU, or more RAM, from previous Nintendo Switch models,” says a Nintendo spokesperson.
Battery life on this new OLED Switch will be up to nine hours, the same as the current Switch. It is slightly longer than the original and also slightly heavier. It weighs 0.71 pounds. Original Joy-Cons will work, and all existing games will run on this new OLED model. The company is also offering white and black units when the Switch OLED model arrives later this year. The new dock will also work with both this new OLED model and the Nintendo Switch.
In recent months this updated switched has been rumored a lot. The company has chosen to reveal it after its E3 show that focused exclusively on new Switch games. Nearly two years after Nintendo’s Switch Lite, the new Switch arrives. This is a cheaper and smaller version of the Switch that cannot be hooked up to the TV. In September 2019, the Switch Lite debuted at $199.