The titular new feature of the latest addition to the Switch family is the 7-inch OLED screen for “vivid colors and crisp contrast” when you’re playing on the go in handheld mode. To go along with a more vibrant screen, it also appears that the bezels have been reduced slightly compared to the original Switch model.
The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is also going to have a “wide, adjustable stand” to find the perfect viewing angle for on-the-go gaming, or multiplayer with a friend, alongside “enhanced audio” which should have games sounding as good as they look. Alongside this, the new dock for the OLED model will have a built-in wired LAN port for better connectivity in docked mode.
Full specs for the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) haven’t been announced in this reveal, but Nintendo has confirmed that there won’t be any new internals compared to the base Switch console. There is still the possibility of a mild overclock or cooling in the new OLED model dock, however, this hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Priced at $349.99, the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will be available on October 8th 2021, so there’s not long to wait before you can get your hands on this updated console, so long as scalpers don’t get there first and hold them all at an exorbitant price.