Nintendo has officially introduced a new edition of its Switch gaming console following months of speculation and rumors. The latest Nintendo Switch features a larger OLED display and makes no significant changes to the CPU or RAM that is found in previous Nintendo Switch devices.
According to Nintendo, the OLED model of the Switch does not contain a new CPU or extra RAM. Also, it is not an updated Switch Pro that has been rumored for a few months.
Apparently, the new Nintendo Switch will come in white and neon red/neon blue colors and will have a price tag of $359.99. (roughly Rs 26,100). Although, it is unclear whether the Nintendo Switch's OLED model will be available in India, the console will be released in the United States on October 8th.
The new Nintendo Switch appears to have no significant changes aside from the OLED display. The OLED model has a 7-inch display compared to the 6.2-inch LCD of the basic model. Unfortunately, there's no mention of a resolution upgrade, so customers will have to deal with 720p on the built-in display.
Nintendo has also increased internal capacity from 32GB to 64GB, which is a considerable improvement over the original model. Meanwhile, Nintendo claims that the new version has better sound quality, though it is unclear how this has been accomplished.
The console's shell is slightly bigger than the standard model in terms of design, resulting in lower bezels around the screen. The redesigned Nintendo Switch also has a larger screen and smaller bezels, as well as a new kickstand. The kickstand has been updated to stretch the entire width of the device and is now adjustable. The kickstand on the existing Switch is considered fragile, so this is a welcome upgrade.
Additionally, the Nintendo Switch dock now comes with a built-in Ethernet (LAN) port, allowing users to play their games in wired mode for more reliable and faster connection.