Nintendo Switch 2 Will Reportedly Feature A 120Hz Display, Additional Hardware Specs & Price Revealed
New details regarding hardware specs for the upcoming successor to Nintendo Switch, dubbed Switch 2, have been revealed, and it appears that the handheld will feature a 120Hz display.
Taiwain’s Economic Daily has reported a new rumor regarding hardware specs for the Nintendo Switch 2, including details on the handheld’s display. The source has mentioned that the console maker is expected to launch the new Switch this year in 2024, as per market expectations. However, due to constraints such as global inflation, the new product will retail for a $100 more than the Nintendo Switch, bringing its price to 400 US Dollars.
Nintendo Switch 2 Hardware Specs
A few details regarding the hardware specs featured in the Nintendo Switch 2 were shared by the source. They can be seen below.
- SoC: NVIDIA T239 processor
- Memory: 8GB
- Storage: 64GB (internal)
- Display: 120Hz screen
According to the source, given how the Switch has never undergone a major hardware upgrade since its launch, the market expects that Nintendo is likely to launch its new console in the second half of this year. It is mentioned that the hardware will be equipped with the NVIDIA T239 chip, 8GB RAM, 64GB storage space, and a battery with greatly improved life. Additionally, the handheld’s display will have a refresh rate of 120Hz, leading to the possibility of certain games targeting a frame rate of 120fps. It’s currently unknown whether the display will also support Variable Refresh Rate, but it would certainly make sense for it to do so.
Industry insiders pointed out that in the early days of Nintendo’s launch of Switch, the company’s top management had already formulated a core strategy, which was to quickly penetrate the market through standalone hardware at a price that would not make a loss, while profits would be recovered through game software. The strategy has been very successful, but, as a result, it is mentioned that many supply chains are under considerable cost pressure. As the prices of new generation products rise, the supply chains can finally breathe a sigh of relief.