A new version of Nintendo’s Switch system was unveiled today by the company. The latest edition, simply dubbed Nintendo Switch (OLED model), comes with an upgraded display, more storage, better speakers, and a nicer design.
The 7-inch OLED display is the most notable new feature. Although all models have the same 1280×720 resolution, this is a step up over the basic model’s 6.2-inch IPS LCD.
The rear of the OLED variant also has a new kickstand. Unlike the normal model, which has a tiny strip, the OLED model has a wider flap that is more durable and can be changed to different settings.
The audio has also been improved. Nintendo doesn’t go into great detail about the changes, other than to say that the audio from the bottom-firing dual speakers has been improved over the basic model.
The dock for the OLED variant has been upgraded as well. It now has an integrated LAN connection, allowing you to play in docked mode with more stable cable access. This dock is available separately and should work with both the regular and premium models.
If you’re curious about what’s new on the inside, there’s not much to discuss. The only difference is that this variant has 64GB of internal storage, which is twice as much as the normal model.
The OLED variant still uses the same Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC as the Switch, so don’t anticipate any improvements in performance.
Aside from these modifications, this is still the same Switch that we’ve all grown to know and love. This means it works with the same games and accessories as the regular model and has the same battery life.
The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will be available starting October 8 for $350. The traditional Neon Red/Neon Blue combo as well as a unique White set will be available. It will be available alongside the Switch ($300) and Switch Lite ($200) models.
Players may enjoy upgrades in all three play modes on the Nintendo Switch (OLED model):
TV Mode: To play Nintendo Switch games on the TV, plug the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) into the dock. Players can connect to the internet in TV mode by utilizing the built-in wired LAN connection.
Tabletop mode: Use the system’s screen to play multiplayer games with two Joy-Con controllers right out of the box by flipping the stand on the rear of the system. A robust and durable base is provided by a broad adjustable stand. It gives gamers the ability to flexibly tilt and alter the viewing angle of the system, making it easier to see the screen.
Handheld mode: In handheld mode, players may take the system with them wherever they go and play local* or online** multiplayer with their friends. The 7-inch OLED screen on the device delivers vibrant color and sharp contrast.