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 OLED Switch will not support 4K video output or DLSS, despite what was reported several times by Bloomberg earlier this year.

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).

 

 

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.
 

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