Nintendo goes its own way. It always has, and of course the firm does not seem to have been fazed by the new generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft. That will change in the coming months, because the Japanese company prepares a small variant of its successful Nintendo Switch.
According to Bloomberg, the new Nintendo Switch will be somewhat larger and will go from the 6.2-inch screen to a 7-inch OLED screen with 720p resolution, but with 4K support when connected to TVs with that resolution. Important improvements that could serve to compete with the new Sony and Microsoft consoles next Christmas.
You will see everything better on the console and on TV
The Bloomberg data contrasts with the statements Nintendo made just a month ago. Rumors of a hypothetical Nintendo Switch Pro were dismissed by the president of the company, Shuntaro Furukawa, who only conceded that they would continue to release special packs of the console.
That theoretical Pro model, advanced in Bloomberg in August 2020, would have support for 4K resolution, something that should make the console also have internal improvements.
In the new leak they again make mention of that hypothetical support for “4K graphics for Christmas 2021”, but do not give more details about whether there are changes internally.
That would of course be another of the great novelties for the Switch when it comes to competing with the PS5 and the Xbox Series S / X, and would alleviate one of the complaints of users, whose current Switch does not take advantage of those resolutions when connecting them to a television or 4K monitor.
The screen will stand out especially because it is an OLED panel that will be manufactured by Samsung. It will grow slightly to 7 inches, and according to sources close to the project, mass production will begin in June at the rate of one million units per month.
It will be interesting to see if the design of the console changes or not: if you do not change its size, the new Nintendo Switch will simply cut frames to accommodate that new screen.
Via | Bloomberg