Nintendo releases new Switch with OLED screen

Nintendo has launched a new model of the popular game console Switch, but any Switch Pro – as it has been rumored – is not directly the case.

It is called Nintendo Switch (oled model), and the only new thing besides a new screen with a colorful oled panel is 64 instead of 32 gigabytes of built-in storage and an ethernet connector in the base station so you can connect directly to the router with cable if the wifi coverage is bad. Processor, resolution and even bluetooth are the same as before.

The screen has grown from 6.2 to 7 inches but thus has the same resolution as before, which is probably needed considering that the processor is the same Nvidia Tegra chip as before. Nintendo has not revealed any more technical details about the screen, such as color space and contrast ratio.

The estimated battery life is the same as before, even though the screen is slightly larger. The weight has increased a bit, but the rumors were at least one thing right: The outer dimensions are almost identical and the screen thus takes up a larger part of the front.

Switch (oled model) will be released on October 8, the same day as Metroid Dread. The price in the US is 350 dollars, 50 dollars more than the original Switch. We will return as soon as we have the official Swedish price.