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New OLED Nintendo Switch coming Oct 8th, 2021.

Just a short while ago Nintendo revealed the newest model in the Switch family of consoles. This new model supports just a handful of upgrades and quality-of-life improvements. However, many gamers are disappointed that this isn't the rumored "Pro" model they were expecting. Saying that, what exactly is new with this new Switch model? Well, we have you covered.

The new Switch model sports a 7.0" OLED screen, the largest of any current switch model you can purchase. Better audio, now with Stereo. A much improved kickstand that seems to be much more sturdy and reliable than the outgoing switch model. Double the internal storage up from 32GB to 64GB and the inclusion of an ethernet port on the docking station.

Aside from that, it appears there are no other upgrades to this new OLED model Switch. Gamers were hoping for improvements to graphic fidelity and possibly a bump in resolution in dock-mode up to 4K. This doesn't have those improvements, however. Here is a chart of the changes:

Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) Technical Specifications​

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 / 1280x720
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

MSRP will be $349.99 and the new OLED model of Nintendo Switch is available on Oct 8th, 2021.


Are you exciting for the new OLED model of the Nintendo Switch? Will you be upgrading? Are you still holding out hope for the Switch "Pro"?
 
Smokey

Smokey

Founder/CEO
Quite underwhelming, TBH. Probably not worth the money to upgrade if you already have a Switch - although, for those of us who don't have one (like myself), it might be worth the increase in price :p .
 

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