It has a seven-inch screen and a large adjustable stand. Nintendo on Tuesday unveiled the Switch OLED model, the highly anticipated update to its pre-existing hybrid console.
Extending the 6.2-inch LCD screen of the regular Switch model, the OLED version is equipped with a seven-inch display that offers more vibrant colors and sharper contrast. Additionally, the latest model also features a large and adjustable stand for desktop use, an updated dock with wired LAN port, 64GB of storage for an enhanced gaming experience, and enhanced audio. The console uses the same Nvidia Custom Tegra processor as the regular Switch device and offers a similar battery life of 4.5 to nine hours.
“The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is a great option for gamers who want to experience the new vibrant display while playing in handheld and desktop mode,” Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser said in a statement. “With the addition of this new model to the Nintendo Switch system family, people have a choice of additional systems that best fit their desired gaming experience, whether it’s the Nintendo Switch (OLED model), Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite.”
Besides the handheld and tabletop model, gamers can connect their Switch OLED model to a TV and share the device’s removable Joy-Con controllers to engage in multiplayer experiences on a larger screen. Previously owned Joy-Cons will be compatible with the new console.
Nintendo’s Switch OLED will arrive on October 8, the same day as Metroid Dead, in two colors, one with white Joy-Cons and a matching dock, and the other with neon red and blue Joy-Cons and a black dock. The device will cost $349.99 after launch.