Nintendo has announced that it will release " Nintendo Switch (OLED model )" equipped with an OLED display as a new addition to its popular Nintendo Switch consumer game console lineup on October 8, 2021. The OLED display will be released on October 8, 2021.
In addition to the OLED display, the size will also be 7.0 inches.
Unlike LCD displays, OLED displays display images by having each pixel of an OLED element emit light by itself.
The high-contrast, vivid images on an OLED display are expected to enhance the immersion in the game world.
The OLED model also has a 7.0-inch screen, compared to the 6.2-inch screen of the previous Nintendo Switch.
The larger screen does not significantly increase the size of the device, but rather the edges of the screen have been slimmed down to increase the screen size without increasing the size of the device.
New dock supports wired LAN
In addition to the main unit, the dock has also been redesigned.
The new dock has a new wired LAN port.
Until now, users had to purchase a separate LAN adapter when connecting to a wired LAN and playing in TV mode, but now that it is standard equipment, stable online play can be expected.
The new dock can also be used with the existing Nintendo Switch, so we hope that the dock will also be sold as a standalone product.
Increased storage memory to 64GB and new speakers
Although the capacity can be expanded with a microSD card, some people said that the 32GB capacity of the console is not enough, since the actual usable capacity is about 25GB, excluding the system area.
"Apex Legends" requires more than 30GB of free space, so a microSD card is required, and it is not possible to play the game with the device alone.
However, the OLED model has doubled the capacity to 64GB, making it a more user-friendly device for those who are making their Switch debut.
The speakers have also been redesigned to provide clearer sound when playing in portable or table mode.
Joy-Con remains the same, but now features a free-stop stand
The Nintendo Switch is known for its table mode.
The stand used in table mode has also been redesigned with a new "free stop" type stand that can be fixed at any angle.
Joy-Con can be used without modification
The Joy-Con can be used without modification, and it is great that the controller can be used without modification.
Two color variations! White!
The Switch used to come in two color variations, neon blue/neon red and gray, but the OLED model comes in white and gray.
Although there are two color variations, until now the only difference has been the Joy-Con, but the OLED model will also change the color of the dock.
The OLED model will be released on October 8, 2021!
The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will be priced at 37,980 yen (including tax) and will be released on October 8, 2021.
This is a reasonable price considering the OLED and the fact that you don't have to buy a wired LAN adapter separately.
Those who do not yet own a Switch, as well as those who already own a Switch, may want to consider purchasing the OLED model as their main device, using their current Switch as a sub device.
Pre-ordering is still set to begin in late September, and no specific date has been announced yet, so keep checking the official Nintendo website and official Twitter.
Correction and apology
In this article, it was mentioned that the "Nintendo Switch OLED model" is equipped with speakers from Onkyo Home Entertainment Corporation. We sincerely apologize to our readers and all parties concerned for any inconvenience caused by the incorrect information.