New Nintendo Switch OLED model coming this October for $350

A Nintendo Switch OLED model refresh is coming on October 8 with 7-inch screen and LAN port dock.

The new Nintendo Switch OLED model will release on October 8 for $349.99, according to an announcement video dropped today.

The video shows a roughly similar sized Switch model with white Joy-Cons and a 7" OLED screen, compared to the current model's 6.2" LCD screen.

The dock for the new Switch OLED model will contain a LAN cable port for wired connectivity, and the unit itself will have a wider stand with adjustable resting angles, compared to the original model's tiny, fragile photo-frame-style stand that most people only ever opened to replace the SD card.

Other features of the Switch OLED model upgrade include enhanced stereo audio and 64GB of internal storage. The dock will be compatible with existing models of the Nintendo Switch, and older docks will also accept the new OLED model to transmit gameplay to the big screen.

Technical specifications for the Nintendo Switch OLED model confirm that the chipset remains a customised NVIDIA Tegra, though the output resolution in handheld is still capped at 720p while docked resolutions for television only go up to 1080p. It looks unlikely that the innards are updated at all, unless framerates are improved in games like Breath of the Wild.

Will you be making the upgrade to a new Nintendo Switch OLED model when it releases on October 8 for $349.99? Or are you happy with your Lite or original Switch still?

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