The latest Switch variant isn’t a new model. Yes, you heard that right. It is a rebranded version of the existing OLED console. Nintendo has made some improvements to its latest offering.
These changes, however, do not affect the device’s capabilities when it comes to games. Even if you are using Switch with a reliable internet connection powered by Cox cable, you won’t notice any difference.
Back in 2019, the company revealed an upgraded version of the Switch. The new model came with extended battery life. Fast forward to 2021, fans had big expectations from the developers.
They wanted some cool modifications but Nintendo had other plans, it seems. Why? Because the upcoming Nintendo Switch boasts a bigger OLED screen. That’s the main change.
An Overview of the Modifications Made to Nintendo Switch
The new Switch comes with minor changes, mostly to its design. It does not come with system upgrades or new processing powers. So, we won’t be even getting into that.
Perhaps the biggest change comes in the form of a bigger and brighter OLED screen. The new model also comes rectifies some of the most glaring weaknesses of the previous model.
The developers have included an Ethernet port and a built-in kickstand in the new device. Those are the only major changes to the Switch.
You could say that the new version delivers when it comes to the overall design but the technical capabilities remain unchanged. It doesn’t support any new games nor does it work beyond its capabilities when connected to the internet.
The Bigger Screen Can Do Wonders
As mentioned, the most drastic change comes in the form of the new OLED screen. That means you can see sharper colors and vivid contrast when playing games on the handheld console.
The bigger screen means that you won’t be needing to switch between playing switch as a handheld device and a TV console. Because Switch at its core is a handheld device, the bigger screen comes as a major benefit.
Now, let’s compare the numbers. The previous model came with a 6.2-inch screen. The new variant takes the screen size to seven inches. That’s pretty impressive, to say the least.
Also, the new Switch is 0.1 inches wider than its predecessor. Let us explain how that works. Nintendo has made changes to both the screen size and the bezel around it.
This is how it has managed to add 0.8 inches to the screen.
The New OLED Display Is No Less Than a Star
It is safe to say that the new OLED display of the Nintendo Switch is super impressive. Before we discuss its capabilities, let’s talk about OLED displays in general.
OLED or organic light-emitting diode is the modern face of the light-emitting diode (LED). In OLED technology, each pixel on the screen has its backlight.
That means an individual pixel can function independently in smartphones and TV screens with OLED displays.
OLED technology provides better color contrast and sharper lines. That means you’ll get to see more saturated colors compared to the low picture quality of the original Nintendo Switch.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of playing games on OLED screens is that they provide darker tones and the new Switch delivers exceptionally well on this front.
Games such as Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Metroid Dread now become more fun to play on the new Switch console. Because these games feature lots of low-light situations, it may become difficult for players with weak eyesight to play these games properly.
However, Switch’s OLED display automatically brightens the screen so that players can make the most out of their gaming experience.
Hardware Has Got a Little Boost Too
Apart from the screen, Nintendo has made several upgrades to Switch’s hardware. The new console comes with a 64GB memory drive. That’s 2x bigger than the hard drive capabilities of the original console.
However, the change may not benefit players in the long run. Why? Because most Switch games require more than 30GB of free space apiece.
Another change made to the device concerns its memory card slot. The new slot is a little exposed compared to the one in the previous model.
You will find the slot beneath the upgraded kickstand, which is also another great improvement on the original device. Moreover, you can easily adjust the new kickstand to handle the weight of the console.
Also, the new Switch is slightly heavier than the previous versions due to its enhanced screen size.
The Switch OLED console is little improvement from the original model. It should be noted that there is a limit to how many upgrades handheld devices can withstand.
The best thing about the model is its bigger and better screen features. If you’re a fan of playing games on handheld devices, the new Switch is a strong option to consider.