Nintendo has finally announced the much-rumoured Nintendo Switch OLED Model. According to the official announcement trailer, the new console packs a 7-inch OLED display, thinner bezels, an improved wide stand, enhanced audio and more. While many believed the new console would boast 4K support, unfortunately, that is not the case. The display is still 720p and the docked mode still outputs up to 1080p.
While the display remains at the same resolution, no doubt the implementation of OLED technology will enhance your gaming experience. Expect a brighter display with more vibrant colours. The display is, of course, 0.8-inches larger than the standard model too making it the biggest Switch display yet.
The Nintendo Switch OLED Model comes in two colours at launch. On 8 October 2021, users can pick up either a black or a white console. Each console has also doubled the storage giving the Nintendo Switch OLED 64GB of flash storage instead of 32GB.
The Nintendo Switch OLED has also seen some minor tweaks to some of its dock features. The dock now packs a LAN port. Something that required an adapter up to now. The dock is also curved around the edges. You can also use the same new LAN dock with your old console too.
Other than that, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model is pretty much the same thing. Nintendo says the console has the same battery life as the previous model, the same performance and uses all the same accessories. Even the design of the console itself is the same, just a little bit wider. The big change here is the display.
The Nintendo Switch OLED Model is set to launch on 8 October 2021. It retails for $349 in the US. There is no local pricing and launch plans yet. However, we will update you as we learn more about a South African release. Check out the reveal trailer down below. Find out more on the official Nintendo website here.