New Nintendo Switch with 7-inch OLED screen coming this year, reads report

According to Nintendo, Nintendo plans to release an upgraded model of the Switch with an OLED screen this year new report in Bloomberg. The report states that Samsung Display offers the screen, which will be a sturdy 7-inch 720p OLED panel that will be in mass production in June.

The current Switch has a 6.2-inch 720p LCD panel, while the Switch Lite’s screen is a 5.5-inch 720p LCD. Many Switch games struggle to get the original resolution in manual mode, so the lack of an upgrade in resolution is not really a surprise. However, the Bloomberg report notes that the new Switch model is capable of having 4K graphics when connected to a TV, so the decision to stick with 720p in manual mode may also be about retention of battery life.

The report does not include a possible release date for the new Switch, but Bloomberg sources say it will arrive in time for the holidays and that the exhibits will start around July after the fitters. The initial monthly target is ‘just under a million units’; if the last holiday season is over, Nintendo will want to make as many consoles as possible.

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