Nintendo is reportedly working on an improved version of the Nintendo Switch that comes with a 720p OLED display and a 4K output when played in TV mode.
There have been multiple rumors about a new iteration of the Nintendo Switch. While Nintendo did release two different iterations of their popular hybrid console, they were mostly offering minor changes or alterations like the portable only nature of Switch Lite, or the improved battery life of the new Switch model.
Since last year, there have been reports of an improved Nintendo Switch model that will target 4K output for the console and come with better hardware than its predecessor. This has been echoed again in a new report by Bloomberg.
“The OLED panel will consume less battery, offer higher contrast and possibly faster response time when compared to the Switch’s current liquid-crystal display,” according to a statement shared by Yoshio Tamura, co-founder of display consultancy DSCC.
Here is a rundown on the latest rumor that comes from Bloomberg. This new iteration of the Switch is being planned to launch later this year as Nintendo aims to keep the sales momentum of their hybrid console after the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series.
Currently, the Switch is running a 6.2 inch LCD screen while the Switch Lite comes with a 5.5 inch LCD. The new console, if it launches later this year, will offer a bigger screen and possibly better hardware to accommodate the increased requirements of rendering games at 720p or 4K. Most of the current games don’t run at native 720p in the handheld mode so it will be interesting to see how Nintendo tackles this problem.