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Nintendo Switch with OLED screen to launch in October

The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model), priced around S$470, will feature a vibrant 7-inch display and an adjustable stand.

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Published: 7 July 2021, 3:55 PM

Here’s some exciting news Nintendo fans can look forward to: Nintendo has announced the release of its all-new Nintendo Switch (OLED) model on Tuesday (Jul 6).

The announcement was made via Nintendo’s official Twitter account after months of speculation regarding the new model’s reveal. 

The Nintendo Switch OLED features an improved 7-inch OLED screen, which is larger than the Switch’s 6.2-inch LCD display. Fans can now enjoy vivid colours and crisp contrast when playing a game, thanks to the 7-inch OLED display in this model.

Priced at around US$350 (about S$470), the Nintendo Switch OLED model will go on sale starting on Oct 8.

A key feature of the new Nintendo Switch is its organic light emitting diode display (short for OLED), as it is widely regarded as one of the most advanced displays around. 

OLED screens display images using light emitted by each pixel rather than relying on a backlight to display images. This means users will be able to achieve perfect inky blacks and even better contrast.

Besides the new and improved OLED features, the new Nintendo Switch also comes with a wide adjustable stand, enabling users to view in Tabletop mode thanks to its sturdy design. 

“The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is a great option for players who want to experience the new vibrant screen when playing in handheld and tabletop models,” said the president of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser.

 

The new Switch console features a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand and improved audio. PHOTO CREDIT: NINTENDO

 

The new Switch also features enhanced audio quality and a built-in wired LAN port, which will improve the online gaming experience for those who feel that the Switch’s games are not stable when played over Wi-Fi.

In addition, the new Nintendo Switch OLED has more internal storage space, with 64GB instead of 32GB on the original model.

The new console will come in two colour configurations. The first configuration includes a white set with white Joy-Con controllers and a black main unit with a white dock. 

Meanwhile, the other configuration consists of a neon red/neon blue set with neon red and neon blue Joy-Con controllers, and a black main unit with a black dock.


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