The more than four-year-old Nintendo Switch gaming console has revolutionized the world with its hybrid portable and fixed format. A frequent complaint among enthusiasts is performance, with many hoping and craving for the Pro version. Over the summer, Nintendo introduced something new in the form of the Switch OLED, where performance improvements shine through with their absence.
Shortly before the launch, the Youtube channel Nintendo Prime I got a copy from the Nintendo Switch OLED store in white. As usual, there will be unpacking, game testing and a review of all the news as the screen shines brighter. The screen goes up from a 6.2-inch LCD to a 7.0-inch OLED, but the 1,280 x 720-pixel resolution remains the same.
The new screen is surrounded by other changes, big and small. The main complaint about the original is the backrest, which is unstable and easily broken. This has now been replaced by a stiffer support that extends over the entire back and is also adjustable. The game console’s built-in speakers should also be improved compared to the original.
Inside is the same Nvidia Tegra X1 circuitry as before with four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 1.0GHz and 256 CUDA cores by Maxwell architecture. The latter has a clock frequency of 307MHz in portable mode and 768MHz in docked mode to handle a higher resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Moreover, the docking station has a built-in RJ45 connection for connecting an Ethernet cable, unlike today where users have to purchase an adapter.
A separate and new piece of news that is not directly related to the newcomer but has recently become relevant is that Nintendo is leaving the Stone Age. In 2021 they did something as amazing as providing support for wireless headphones via Bluetooth, something there has always been support in hardware but for some unfathomable reason that shines with its absence on the software side. Wireless audio could be repeated in 2021.
The Nintendo Switch OLED will launch on October 8 and is listed at the time of writing at Swedish retailers for 4,490 SEK including VAT.
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