There were a lot of leaks surrounding the Nintendo Switch Pro. Today, Nintendo has released an improved version of Switch called Nintendo Switch OLED. Now, this may not be a “Pro” we wanted. But considering, Nintendo Switch was released in 2017, there should be changes in the new OLED version. Below is a Nintendo Switch OLED FAQ which will clear all your doubts about the new console.
The biggest highlight of Nintendo Switch OLED
From its moniker, one thing is confirmed: OLED is the biggest highlight of the new console. To recall, the vanilla Nintendo Switch came with an LCD panel. The display is a 7-inch 720p OLED panel on the new Switch. It has narrow borders, giving it a modern look. However, the 720p is still a bizarre resolution for 2021.
Is the new switch 4K?
No. The highest resolution settings us 1080p when attached to a TV. While its own display will do its peak at 720p. There is no high refresh rate either on the new Nintendo Switch OLED.
Does the OLED switch have better performance?
Unfortunately, no. The Nintendo Switch OLED has the same CPU & GPU as the original Switch. It has a similar NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor. However, the internal storage has increased from 32GB to 64GB.
Will the Nintendo switch OLED have better battery life?
No. The battery of the Nintendo Switch OLED is similar to the original Switch. Both have a 4310mAh battery that can be charged at 3 hours via a USB Type-C port. And both will provide identical battery life which is of 4.5 – 9 hours.
Does the Nintendo Switch OLED have an ethernet port?
Yes, the new Nintendo Switch OLED’s dock has an ethernet port. It also has wireless features including Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) and Bluetooth 4.1.
Will old Joy-Cons work on the Nintendo Switch OLED?
Yes, old Joy-Cons will work with the new Switch OLED, and all existing games support running on the new Switch OLED.
Is the audio quality of the Nintendo Switch OLED better?
Yes, the audio quality of the new Nintendo Switch OLED is said to be better. There are brand new speakers on the new Switch offering better audio in handheld mode.
Color options and weight of the new Nintendo Switch OLED
Switch OLED device is slightly longer and heavier than the original in size. It is now 320g compared to the original Switch at 290 grams. There are two color options for the OLED model. The first one is a panda color scheme. That model will feature a black Switch console, a white dock, and white Joy-Con controllers with black buttons. The second color is an original neon red and blue scheme.
How much does the switch OLED cost?
The new Nintendo Switch OLED costs $349.99 / £309.99 / AU$539 / PKR.55,768. It will be available to purchase from October 8th.
Is the switch OLED worth it?
The Switch OLED is around $50 more compared to the old Switch. For first-time buyers, the new Switch is recommend ed. However, for existing Switch users, the new Switch may not be a huge upgrade.