The OLED model of the Nintendo Switch is finally officially announced! It features a larger 7″ OLED screen and better battery among other things.
* Size: 9.5 x 0.55 x 4 inches (w x d x h)
* Weight: 0.71 lbs, 0.93 lbs with Joy-Cons
* 7″ OLED Multi-touch capacitive touch
* CPU/GPU: Nvidia Custom Tegra processor
* 64GB internal storage, expandable with microSD cards up to 2TB
* 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wifi connectivity
* 1080p via HDMI in TV mode, 720p in handheld mode
* Audio output: 5.1 Linear PCM
* 3.5mm headphone jack
* ~4.5-9 hours battery life, depending on usage
It’s nice that it gets upgraded speakers, Ethernet port on the dock and a wide kickstand. Definitely remember struggling with the current kickstand on my launch Switch and I’m glad they’ve revised it. The white Joy-Cons featured in the reveal trailer look pretty slick. With the chip shortages during the pandemic, it may be hard to get your hands on one if the PS5 and Xbox shortages are anything to go by. Heck, even the Switch was a hard find when the pandemic started and with Animal Crossing launching then.
The new Nintendo Switch OLED model will launch on October 8, 2021 and at the time of this article, there’s no details on when to preorder. Pricing will be a little higher than the standard Switch and still be $50 more at $350 USD/$450 CAD.