Bloomberg reports that a new Nintendo Switch model will have a 7-inch Samsung OLED 720p display with plans to unveil later this year. Displays in mass production starting June with initial monthly target of just under 1 million units https://t.co/LyXrkkEaCQ
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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.
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 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.