The Nintendo Switch OLED Model is finally here, and we’ve got the full specifications including resolution, battery life, and more.
It feels like we’ve been waiting on a new Nintendo Switch model for months now, and the reveal is finally here. It’s not the Nintendo Switch Pro that many people were expecting, but fans are going rabid nonetheless.
Check out the full Nintendo Switch OLED Model trailer here!
But how does the new hardware stack up against the original Nintendo Switch model? We’ve got all the details for you below:
Nintendo Switch OLED Model Resolution, Battery Life, More Specs
Take a look at the full Nintendo Switch OLED Model specs right here, with resolution, battery life, and more!
The biggest thing to note is that the Nintendo Switch OLED Model has a 7-inch OLED display. This will boast some significant improvements to the console’s visuals in handheld mode, but is it enough to warrant an upgrade?
What’s particularly disappointing is that this isn’t the 4K Nintendo Switch that leaked earlier this year! Instead, the video output is still up to 1080p in TV mode, and a disappointing 720p in handheld.
Of course, with an OLED screen, the same resolution is still going to appear brighter and more beautiful on the new Switch model.
Not shown in the specs below, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model is also getting improved audio in handheld mode. And on top of that, there’s a new wired LAN port built-in to the upgraded dock.
Furthermore, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model now has a larger stand, allowing for easier and more comfortable portable gaming sessions. And finally, the console is doubling its standard storage space from 32 GB to 64 GB.
But after this reveal, could a Nintendo Switch Pro still be coming? After all, a leak revealed that the Switch Pro would have exclusive games at launch.
Not everyone is hyped for the new console, it seems, and many gamers are calling the Nintendo Switch OLED Model useless!
Nintendo Switch OLED Model Full Specs
|Size||4 inches high, 9.5 inches long, and 0.55 inches deep (with Joy-Con attached)|
*The depth from the tip of the analog sticks to the tip of the ZL/ZR buttons is 1.12 inches
|Weight||Approximately .71 lbs|
(Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached)
|Screen||Multi-touch capacitive touch screen / 7.0 inch OLED screen / 1280×720|
|CPU/GPU||NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor|
Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
|Wireless||Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1|
|Video output||Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode|
Up to 720p via built-in screen in Tabletop mode and Handheld modes
|Audio output||Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output|
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
|Buttons||Power button / Volume button|
|USB connector||USB Type-C|
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
|Headphone/mic jack||3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard)|
|Game card slot||Nintendo Switch game cards|
|microSD card slot||Compatible with microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC memory cards|
*Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary. An internet connection is required to perform this system update.
|Sensor||Accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor|
|Operating environment||41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity|
|Internal battery||Lithium-ion battery / 4310mAh|
|Battery life||Approximately 4.5 – 9 hours|
The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
|Charging time||Approximately 3 hours|
*When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode
Good luck getting your hands on the new device however, as there’s a huge Nintendo Switch stock shortage coming in 2021.
Recently, Nintendo also confirmed that improvements are coming to Nintendo Switch Online. Perhaps the publisher wants to improve the overall Nintendo Switch experience with the launch of the new OLED model.
But, despite a lack of new functionality, it’ll be all worth it to see Pokemon Legends: Arceus on an OLED screen.
And, in case you hadn’t heard, Breath of the Wild 2’s real name contains spoilers for the game itself!