After months of rumors, we finally have confirmation from Nintendo of a new Switch model, which is primarily being marketed for its OLED screen. Check out the debut trailer:
The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will include:
- A 7-inch OLED screen with a slimmer bezel
- A redesigned, wider adjustable kickstand
- A new dock with a wired LAN port
- 64 GB of internal storage
- Enhanced onboard speakers for clearer sound when playing in handheld or tabletop mode
The Verge also confirms that the new model won’t include a new CPU or increased RAM.
Two models will be available, one with white Joy-Con and the other with the iconic neon red and blue. The system will also be compatible with all Nintendo Switch games, plus existing Joy-Con controllers.
Owners of the original Nintendo Switch will be able to use the redesigned dock, although a system update “may be needed.”
Conversely, the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) can be used with the original Nintendo Switch dock, as well.
Nintendo has also revealed a new carrying case and screen protector bundle that will launch alongside the Nintendo Switch (OLED model).
The #NintendoSwitch Carrying Case & Screen Protector will also release alongside Nintendo Switch (OLED model) on 10/8. The carrying case includes screen protectors for both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch (OLED model). pic.twitter.com/LroRg1Otzs
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 6, 2021
You’ll be able to grab the OLED Switch when it launches on October 8th, 2021, the same day as Metroid Dread. It will retail for $349.99.