no power boost, but a new screen and some improvements


Nintendo unveils a new Switch console that is no more powerful than previous models despite an OLED screen.

With its 7-inch OLED display with thinner edges, the new Switch from Nintendo will be able to offer intense colors and high contrasts to provide an enriched gaming experience in portable and tabletop mode. It also has 64 GB internal memory, integrated speakers offering improved audio for mobile modes and a new docking station that has two USB ports, an HDMI port and an Ethernet port for a more stable connection. when playing online. Finally, the Nintendo Switch YOU ARE is compatible with all Nintendo Switch games as well as available Joy-Con controllers.

The technical characteristics of the Nintendo Switch OLED

  • Dimensions: 102mm x 242mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con controllers attached), 28.4mm for the thickest area, from the tip of the analog sticks to the edge of the ZL / ZR buttons
  • Weight: Approx.320g (420g with Joy-Con attached)
  • Screen: 7-inch OLED touchscreen, 720p resolution
  • CPU / GPU: Custom NVIDIA Tegra processor
  • Memory: 64 GB (part of the internal memory is dedicated to the operating system)
  • Communication functions: Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac compatible), Bluetooth 4.1 and connection to the wired network in TV mode via the HDMI cable
  • Video output: 1080p at 60fps in TV mode via HDMI cable or 720p at 60fps in tabletop and portable mode
  • Audio output: Linear PCM 5.1 in TV mode via HDMI cable
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Terminal USB : USB Type-C
  • Audio jack: 4-pole 3.5mm stereo mini-jack (CTIA standard)
  • MicroSD card slot: microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards are compatible
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope and light sensor
  • Operating system: Temperature 5 to 35 ° C, humidity 20 to 80%
  • Built-in battery: Lithium-ion with a capacity of 4310mAh
  • Autonomy: Between 4.5 and 9 hours approximately
  • Charging time: About 3 hours while the console is in standby mode

Nintendo Switch OLED and its three game modes

  • TV mode: Install Nintendo Switch OLED in the docking station to play Nintendo Switch games on TV
  • Tabletop mode: Unfold the stand on the back of the console and use the console screen to play with others using the two Joy-Con controllers included with the console. The wide adjustable stand provides a solid and stable base. It also allows the console to be tilted freely to provide multiple viewing angles to better see the screen.
  • Portable mode: Carry the console with you everywhere and play in portable mode with friends, locally or online

A trailer for the Nintendo Switch OLED

The Nintendo Switch OLED will be marketed at 349.99 euros with white or neon blue / neo red Joy-Con from October 8, at the same time as the release of Metroid Dread, the direct sequel to Metroid Fusion and the new 2D episode of the Metroid saga.


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