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An Upgraded Nintendo Switch Is Coming This Year

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The Nintendo Switch is getting another upgraded model with a bigger Samsung OLED display this year after recently beating their earnings forecasts last February profiting at $229.7 billion yen.

Currently, the Nintendo Switch has two versions with its second one having a larger battery life that can run approximately 4.5 to 9 hours while their Lite version can run around 3 to 7 hours.

As for their current display size, the recent model has a 6.2-inch touch screen while the Lite has a 5.5-inch touch screen.

With Nintendo aiming for a 7-inch screen for their upcoming model, there have also been rumours that it’s going to house more upgrades including 4K support.

Read more: Interesting State of Play Games To Get In 2021

A Bigger and Cheaper Screen?

Samsung Display Co. will begin mass-producing their 7-inch, 720p-resolution OLED panels this coming June with an initial target of under a million units.

According to Yoshio Tamura, co-founder of display consultancy DSCC as per 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.

The report also claims that the bigger Nintendo Switch screen will be a cheaper but less flexible alternative to those that are commonly used on high-end smartphones.

Marseille Inc, a company in Silicon Valley, actually created a gadget last 2019 called mClassic that can scale your gaming console’s resolution to 4K.

So this might be a good alternative for some Switch owners if your only concern is having better gaming displays but recent leaks are also suggesting more possible upgrades.

A Better CPU and GPU?

A Reddit thread suggests that the new Switch could also consider putting in an Nvidia Tegra which is a processor that’s used to power their Nvidia Shield Android gaming console.

A well-known Nintendo insider from a Resetera thread also suggested that there’s a possibility that the incoming model could be a PS4 with DLSS (deep learning super sampling) and a more capable CPU.

If these upgrade leaks are also confirmed by Nintendo then we might also see it compete with the next-gen consoles of Sony and Microsoft.  Who knows, we might even experience Pokemon in better resolutions sooner than we think.


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