New Nintendo Switch With Larger Screen, 4K Output In the Works

By | March 3, 2021

Nintendo is allegedly set to reveal a new model of the Nintendo Switch with a bigger Samsung OLED display later this year that will be able to output 4K ultra-high definition graphics when in docked mode.As reported by Bloomberg, Nintendo is planning to unveil this new model in hopes that the “larger touchscreen can prop up demand in time for the holidays.”

Samsung Display Co. will start mass production of 7-inch, 720p-resolution OLED panels as early as June 2021 with an “initial monthly target of under a million units.” These displays would then be sent to assemblers in July.

For reference, the current Nintendo Switch model features a 6.2-inch, 720p-resolution screen. This new screen would look as if you extended the current Switch’s screen that replaced most of the black bezel around it.

“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,” said Yoshio Tamura, co-founder of display consultancy DSCC.

The report also claims that Nintendo has decided to go with rigid OLED panels for this new model, a “cheaper but less flexible alternative to the type commonly used for high-end smartphones.”

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