With news of a new Nintendo Switch model breaking earlier today, various tidbits about the new model have come to light. For example, yes, the new Switch does use the same Joy-Con utilised by the OG Switch. Also, despite some of the new features and new dock design, it doesn’t feature a new CPU or RAM. Although, interestingly, the OLED model will perform a little differently when playing a Nintendo Labo title.
**Nintendo Switch system (OLED model) is compatible with the full library of Nintendo Switch games. However, the system will not cleanly fit within all the design parameters of the Nintendo Labo series. There may also be games where the game experience may differ due to the new capabilities of the console, such as the larger screen size.
As for a full list of specs and how the OLED compares to previous models, we have all of that information here:
Size 4 inches high, 9.5 inches long, and 0.55 inches deep (with Joy-Con attached)
*The depth from the tip of the analog sticks to the tip of the ZL/ZR buttons is 1.12 inches
Weight Approximately .71 lbs
(Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached)
Screen Multi-touch capacitive touch screen / 7.0 inch OLED screen / 1280×720 CPU/GPU NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor Storage 64 GB
Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
Wireless Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 Video output Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode
Up to 720p via built-in screen in Tabletop mode and Handheld modes
Audio output Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
Speakers Stereo Buttons Power button / Volume button USB connector USB Type-C
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
Headphone/mic jack 3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard) Game card slot Nintendo Switch game cards microSD card slot Compatible with microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC memory cards
*Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary. An internet connection is required to perform this system update.
Sensor Accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor Operating environment 41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity Internal battery Lithium-ion battery / 4310mAh Battery life Approximately 4.5 – 9 hours
The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Charging time Approximately 3 hours
*When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode
This post was written by Jack Longman