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News hardware & software 04 March 2021, 13:18

Nintendo Will Upgrade Switch - Bigger OLED and 4K Maybe Later This Year

As Bloomberg reporters have learned, Nintendo plans to refresh its console later this year. The new Nintendo Switch model is expected to get a 7-inch OLED and a video output that transmits 4K video to our TV.

NEW SWITCH WILL OFFER:
  • 7-inch display with 720p resolution'
  • Output to pass 4K video to your TV;
  • Likely support for DLSS technology.

It's safe to say that the Nintendo Switch swept the console market clean last year. However, fans are starting to worry about the lack of any hardware improvements over previous years. Will their worries be allayed by a new console model, tentatively named Nintendo Switch Pro, whose release may be closer than we think?

According to information obtained by Bloomberg reporters, the new Nintendo Switch is expected to hit the market in late 2021, just before Christmas. It will be equipped with a 7-inch OLED manufactured by Samsung, which can be counted as a plus. Unfortunately, the resolution will remain at 720p. Despite the lack of 1080p, the OLED will be an improvement over its predecessor. Yoshio Tamura, president of display company DSCC, assured on Bloomberg:

"The OLED panel will use less battery, offer higher contrast, and likely faster response times compared to the current LCD display found on the Switch."

In addition, the Nintendo Switch Pro is expected to receive a video output capable of transmitting 4K video to our TV, which would make quite a difference from the current 1080p, which often looks poor on large TVs. This step will enable the handheld console to catch up with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in terms of image resolution.

It is also possible that it will support NVIDIA's DLSS technology, significantly increasing performance. This information was provided by an industry insider on ResetEra.

If these reports turn out to be true, then Nintendo Switch Pro may turn out to be a sales hit at the end of 2021 and become the most popular gaming Christmas gift.

Michal Ciezadlik

Michal Ciezadlik

A semi-pro musician whose passion began in childhood and lives on to this day. When he was a kid, he thought he would become a rock star (and to this day still has a little hope that this will come true). He played in several bands during his high school and college years, but was not successful with any of them, however, he makes his living in part from music – unfortunately, playing pot-boiler kind of music at weddings. He is studying journalism and took his first steps in radio, but he did not stay there long, preferring to look for something else. He took on various jobs, often completely unrelated to his profession; for several years, he even was a bartender. He came Gamepressure in December 2020 and has been a loyal padawan of the Newsroom ever since, although he also worked with Friendly Fire, where he was in charge of its TikTok.

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