Nintendo Switch OLED Tech Specs Revealed

Nintendo Switch OLED Tech Specs

In case you didn’t know, Nintendo sprung a surprise announcement today with the Nintendo Switch OLED model! In addition to the price, release date and screenshots, the Big N has also revealed the Nintendo Switch OLED tech specs today, too!

Nintendo Switch OLED Tech Specs:

Nintendo Switch OLED
ize4 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
WeightApproximately .71 lbs
(Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached)
ScreenMulti-touch capacitive touch screen / 7.0 inch OLED screen / 1280×720
CPU/GPUNVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
Storage64 GB
Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
WirelessWi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1
Video outputUp to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode
Up to 720p via built-in screen in Tabletop mode and Handheld modes
Audio outputCompatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
SpeakersStereo
ButtonsPower button / Volume button
USB connectorUSB Type-C
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
Headphone/mic jack3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard)
Game card slotNintendo Switch game cards
microSD card slotCompatible 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.
SensorAccelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor
Operating environment41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity
Internal batteryLithium-ion battery / 4310mAh
Battery lifeApproximately 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 timeApproximately 3 hours
*When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode

For comparison here are the specs for both the Nintendo Switch (original) and Nintendo Switch Lite.

Nintendo Switch (Regular)
SizeApproximately 4 inches high, 9.4 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
WeightApproximately .66 lbs
(Approximately .88 lbs when Joy-Con controllers are attached)
ScreenMulti-touch capacitive touch screen / 6.2-inch LCD Screen / 1280 x 720
CPU/GPUNVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
Storage32 GB of internal storage, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
WirelessWi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)(*)
Bluetooth 4.1
(*In TV mode, Nintendo Switch systems can be connected with a wired LAN adapter – sold separately)
Video outputUp to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode
Up to 720p via built-in screen in tabletop mode and handheld mode
Audio outputCompatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
SpeakersStereo
ButtonsPower button / Volume button
USB connectorUSB Type-C
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
Headphone/mic jack3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard)
Game card slotNintendo Switch game cards
microSD card slotCompatible with microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC memory cards *Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary.
SensorAccelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor
Operating environment41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity
Internal batteryLithium-ion battery/4310mAh
Battery lifeApproximately 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 timeApproximately 3 hours
*When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode
Nintendo Switch Lite
SizeApproximately 3.6 inches high, 8.2 inches long, and .55 inches deep
*The depth from the tip of the analog sticks to the tip of the ZL/ZR buttons is 1.12 inches
WeightApprox. .61 lbs
ScreenCapacitive touch screen / 5.5 inch LCD / 1280×720 resolution
CPU/GPUNVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
Storage32 GB of internal storage, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
WirelessWi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC (near field communication)

SpeakersStereo
ButtonsLeft Stick
Right Stick
A B X Y L R ZL ZR + – Buttons
+ Control Pad
Power Button
Volume Button
HOME Button
Capture Button
USB connectorUSB Type-C
Used for charging only.
Headphone/mic jack3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard)
Game card slotNintendo Switch game cards
microSD card slotCompatible 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.
SensorAccelerometer / gyroscope
Operating environment41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity
Internal batteryLithium ion battery / battery capacity 3570mAh
Battery lifeModel number: HDH-001
Approx. 3.0 to 7.0 hours*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 4 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Charging timeApproximately 3 hours
*When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode

As you can see, while the main graphical components are the same, the new screen, expanded internal memory, and other quality of life improvements are a significant upgrade from old models. And contrary to what some sites are reporting, it seems that the Switch OLED does not output 4K resolution as it lists 1080p via TV mode with 720P in handheld. Further, because it is a bigger Switch model it is heavier, with it being .5LB more than the original switch and .10LB over the Switch Lite.

Otherwise everything else is the same. No improved battery, charging, or general processing like past rumors indicated.

Source: Nintendo

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