In a surprise release, Nintendo has announced the newest entry to the Switch family, the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model).
This new model features a 7" OLED screen (previous Switch models feature a 6.2" LCD screen) that boasts vivid colours and crisp contrast when you're playing games in handheld mode as well as enhanced audio from the system's onboard speakers.
The Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) also comes with a much wider stand than the previous Switch models. The stand is even adjustable, allowing you to find the perfect angle for tabletop play. If you're playing in TV mode, the system has a built-in LAN port so you can make the most of your Nintendo Switch Online membership.
One key feature that gamers may like -- the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) comes with 64GB internal storage, double the Switch and Switch Lite's 32GB of storage.
Like the base Switch model, the OLED Model can be played in TV mode, tabletop mode, and handheld mode. Initial specs state that the system has approximately 4.5 to 9 hours of battery life depending on the game being played -- this is the same battery life listed for the Nintendo Switch.
The Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) will be available on October 8, 2021 for a suggested retail price of $449.99 in Canada. The system will be available in a white and black version, as well as the traditional neon red and blue version at launch.