27 May 2021
The Nintendo Switch family has just received a new member named Nintendo Switch (OLED). As the name suggests, this is the first-ever hand-held console in the lineup with an OLED panel. It is the biggest change as all other differences are simply minor improvements over the standard current-gen Nintendo Switch model.
It sports a slightly bigger 7-inch OLED display but the resolution is still limited to 720p. It can offer a 1080p gaming experience when connected to a big screen using the TV mode. There have been rumors of Nintendo working on a "Pro" model that will offer 4K gaming powered by an NVIDIA chipset. It is unknown exactly when and if such a model will arrive in the market.
The OLED model comes with 64GB onboard storage which is twice the standard model. It further comes with an adjustable stand that helps with the tabletop mode. There is a new dock that comes with a wired LAN port, improved audio output, and Joy-Con controllers with braided cables.
Nintendo has priced the Nintendo Switch (OLED) at $350 which is about $50 more expensive than the standard version. The available color options include Neon Red/Neon Blue set as well as a complete White color variant. The sales will begin on October 8th which is about three months away.