Nintendo on Tuesday revealed its Switch OLED model, the to its hybrid console. It’ll be available on Oct. 8 — the day comes out — and costs $350, $50 more than the original.
The 7-inch screen is slightly bigger than the‘s 6.2- and the ‘s 5.5-inch LCD screens, but the new model’s organic light-emitting diode display will offer more vivid colors and crisp contrast. It also features a wide adjustable stand (compared to the original model’s flimsy kickstand), a new dock with a wired LAN port, 64 gigabytes of internal storage and “enhanced audio for handheld and tabletop play.”
It offers the same 4.5- to 9-hour battery life as the regular Switch (the Lite lasts 3 to 7 hours), and uses the same Nvidia Custom Tegra processor. It weighs 0.93 pounds (420 grams) with Joy-Cons attached, compared to the regular model’s 0.88 pounds and the Switch Lite’s 0.61 pounds.
It’ll be available in two color variations — one with white Joy-Cons and a matching dock, and the other with neon and blue Joy-Cons and a black dock. Yourwill also be compatible with the new model.
Nintendo’s reveal mostly lines up with a Bloomberg report from , but is missing one feature — the ability to to a compatible TV when docked.
UK and Australian prices were not announced, but $350 converts to about £255 or AU$465.