An upgraded Nintendo Switch model featuring an OLED display from Samsung, as well as 4K resolution when docked, and is reportedly supposed to be revealed later this year. This model’s screens (a new seven-inches), according to Bloomberg, will be mass produced by Samsung “as early as June.” In handheld mode, it’s resolution will obviously not be in 4K.
Instead, the OLED display will output a 720p resolution, again, according to Bloomberg — which cites people familiar with these plans. Nintendo has every reason to want to continue to pursue working on the Switch as it, and its software, are major competitors against Xbox and PlayStation.
Numerous reports of a more powerful Switch have have been buzzing about for quite some time. In January, a dataminer noted that a firmware update issued by Nintendo referenced an upgraded Switch console codenamed Aula. In fact, most of what the dataminer had stated was also mentioned in the Bloomberg report. It’s looking more and more likely that upgraded Nintendo Switch is in our future.
The Switch is a smashing success for Nintendo, with sales of the handheld/home console nearing 80 million. Its predecessor, the Wii U, only managed a little over 13.5 million in its lifetime. In fact, the Switch has been doing so well, it has a running chance at taking on the original Wii sales of 101 million units.