The Nintendo Switch 2 is poised to launch in 2021, and it will have all of the bells and whistles gamers have been asking since the Nintendo Switch first launch in 2017.
This yet-to-be-officially unannounced Nintendo console will have a 7-inch OLED from Samsung Display, with production slated for July, reports Bloomberg. The actual Nintendo Switch 2 release date, of course, would have to be a bit later in the year.
Perks of OLED include offering a higher contrast and consume less battery, with the possibility that it’ll also have a faster refresh rate than the Switch’s current 60Hz.
This is a nice upgrade over the original Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, which currently offer LCD displays in 6.2-inch and 5.5-inch sizes, respectively.
When docked and played on a TV, the Nintendo Switch 2 is reportedly going to get 4K resolution support instead of being capped at 1080p. Given the popularity of 4K TVs in 2021 compared to four years ago, this should be a welcome change.
Nintendo Switch 2 vs the PS5 and Xbox Series X
Nintendo’s biggest rivals in the gaming space, Sony and Microsoft, have already leapt to next-generation consoles with PS5 and Xbox Series X in November 2020.
Gamers who feel as if the Nintendo is suddenly long in the tooth will have a next-gen console solution to call their own, even if the specs aren’t expected to measure up to even the Xbox Series S. The Nintendo Switch was unique enough in design and cheap enough in price to become a sold out Black Friday item three years running.