Nintendo’s latest Switch model, the Nintendo Switch OLED has hit store shelves with a brand-new OLED screen, larger internal storage, a LAN port in the dock, and improved Joy-Cons, with no fix for the drifting issue face in previous models.
The big, noteworthy feature of this new Switch model must be the OLED screen. OLED screens are known for having much better support for black and darker colours as the individual pixels can be turned on and off rather than a backlight used across all pixels on an LCD display. This also allows for colours to pop more, creating a better experience.
The new OLED panel still uses the same 720p resolution, but this isn’t a big deal with the 7″ size of it. The rest of the internals are all the same as the standard Nintendo Switch, with the increased 64GB capacity being the only addition.
The Joy-Con controllers have seen a slight improvement over the last generation with upgraded parts that are the result of internal testing from Nintendo. These new parts should prolong the Joy-Con’s stick drift issue for some time but don’t expect to not deal with it at all. Nintendo also shared that these new parts are used when doing repairs on current Switch models.
- 7-inch OLED screen – Feast your eyes on vivid colours and crisp contrast when you play on-the-go. See the difference the vibrant screen makes, whether you’re racing at top speed or squaring off against enemies.
- Wide, adjustable stand – Flip out the sturdy stand for easy viewing in Tabletop mode.
- Find your best angle – Adjust the stand to find the optimal viewing angle – perfect for a quick multiplayer game with a buddy.
- Built-in wired LAN port – Connect online* using the dock’s LAN port when playing in TV mode.
- 64 GB internal storage – Save games to your system with 64 GB of internal storage.
- Enhanced audio – Enjoy enhanced audio from the system’s onboard speakers.
- Three modes in one – Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch (OLED model) systems are designed to fit your life, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap!
- This is Joy Con™ – The included Joy Con controllers give you total gameplay flexibility.
- Battery Life: 4.5-9 hours
- Screen Size: OLED 7-Inch Screen / 1280×720
- Storage: 64 GB
- TV Output: Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode
- USB Connector: USB-C
- CPU/GPU: NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
You can pick up the Nintendo Switch OLED right now if you can find one in stock, for $350 or AU$540. The Switch OLED currently comes in one option with white Joy-Cons, there is no red and blue Joy-Con option currently available. It’s unknown if sold separately Joy-Cons already have the new components inside of them and if you can even tell which ones are the new ones.
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