- Nintendo has a new, upgraded, more expensive model of the Nintendo Switch in the works.
- The new Nintendo Switch has a larger screen that uses OLED technology.
- Nintendo’s pricing the new Switch at $350, and it’s scheduled to launch on October 8.
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Nintendo has a new Switch model with a higher quality, larger screen, and it’s expected to launch this October, the Japanese gaming powerhouse announced on Monday morning.
The new Nintendo Switch console, which is simply known as “Nintendo Switch OLED Model,” costs $350 and is scheduled to launch on October 8.
There is one key difference between the new Switch console and the original console that launched in March 2017: Its screen uses OLED technology and is physically larger than the previous model at 7 inches (the original screen was just 6.2 inches).
A handful of small tweaks to the original form factor are also part of the new Switch, from a larger rear kickstand to a built-in ethernet port on the console’s dock. There are also some clear design changes, particularly to the console dock which now has more rounded edges. Internally, the new Switch has more storage (64 GB) and features “enhanced audio” via two front-facing speakers.
Despite previous rumors stating that the new Nintendo Switch model would be able to produce 4K visuals while docked, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Nintendo showcased all the differences between the original Switch and the latest model in an announcement video:
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