We first began to hear rumors, reports, and leaks of a new Nintendo Switch model way back at the start of 2020. And they never went away, taking the surprise out of today's announcement. However, while we knew Nintendo was cooking something up, we didn't have the finer details of the new piece of hardware, and of course, we also didn't have any official intel on the machine.
The OLED model of the Switch features a 7-inch OLED screen which Nintendo says offers “vivid colors and crisp contrast” compared to the other models. To coincide with that screen and support the size, it’s also got a wider stand on the back to convert the console to “Tabletop Mode. Online players will be happy to hear that it comes with a built-in LAN port in the back, and it comes with 64GB of internal storage to save games and more.
The Nintendo Switch originally released back in 2017, and the Nintendo Switch Lite then followed up in 2019, offering a portable-only experience at a cheaper rate. And now two years later, right on cue, a more powerful Switch is here to offer the opposite and likely replace the current standard model in the process.