Nintendo announces Switch model with OLED display

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Nintendo has revealed a new version of the Switch console that features a larger OLED display and other upgraded features.

The company revealed the model on 6 July.

It arrives after months of rumours that Nintendo was gearing up to launch a ‘Pro’ version of the Switch.

Nintendo Switch OLED model details

The Switch display has been upgraded from a 6.2-inch LCD touchscreen to a 7-inch OLED 1280×720 touchscreen.

Other new features include a wide adjustable stand on the back of the console, enhanced audio, and increased on-board storage of 64GB.

Meanwhile, the console’s docking station now has a built-in LAN port. Nintendo sells LAN cables for the console separately.

Like the standard model, the console has a battery life of approximately 4.5 to nine hours depending on the games that are played.

You can check out the announcement trailer for the Nintendo Switch OLED model below:

Price and availability

The Nintendo Switch OLED model will be available from 8 October.

The console will be available in both black and white variants, with the black variant offering neon red and neon blue Joy-Con controllers.

In the US, the console will cost $349.99 (R4 993). Nintendo South Africa has not yet revealed local pricing. At the time of writing, the standard Nintendo Switch model costs R7 999.

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