Nintendo announced a new model for the Nintendo Switch on July 6th, 2021 called the “Nintendo Switch (OLED model)”.
Meet the newest entry to the #NintendoSwitch family! Nintendo Switch (OLED model) brings the versatility of the Nintendo Switch experience with a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, and more. Nintendo Switch (OLED model) releases on 10/8.https://t.co/zRpGxakJDn pic.twitter.com/Tsc55r35ay— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 6, 2021
This new OLED model comes with a couple of upgrades from the standard Nintendo Switch. Firstly, it has a 7 inch OLED screen as opposed to a 6.2 inch LCD screen. Secondly, it comes with a wider kickstand. It also has enhanced audio in the portable mode, a LAN port and has 64 gigabytes of internal storage space, double that of the original Switch. Also, it notably won’t have more RAM or a stronger CPU than the original Switch, Nintendo confirmed that in a statement to The Verge.
The Nintendo Switch’s OLED model will launch on October 8th, 2021 and retail for $349.99 USD.
Author’s Note: Personally, I'm not super excited, I mainly play docked and I wasn't very interested in purchasing an updated model in the first place. However, I'm sure there's plenty of people out there who'll love this, it's just not my cup of tea. What do you think about it though? Please let use know in the comments below!
Editing & Writing: Zerp
Source: The Verge, for providing Nintendo’s statement