Nintendo Switch will celebrate its 4 years of life yesterday, since its debut in the Spanish and global market on March 3, 2017. Meanwhile, all eyes are on the next moves of the Japanese firm: Switch is said to be the first console that “lasts forever” within the Big N, betting on offering system updates as happens with Apple’s iPhone. So the whole sector is waiting for Nintendo to announce the Switch Pro model (baptized thus far). According to recent reports, Nintendo may present this improved model this same 2021. In addition, the sources influence the fact that offering a larger Samsung OLED screen and 4K, characteristics that had already been mentioned in his day.
Nintendo Switch Pro: The latest information on the most rumored console these days
According to a new report from Bloomberg, the Big N intends to continue maintaining its dominant position in the hardware market this coming Christmas. How? With the announcement of a new Switch model equipped with a “bigger” Samsung OLED screen; also, this new console would aim to be “thinner”.
Industry analysts already pointed out at the time that the Switch family of consoles will once again be the most popular platform this 2021: “I hope that the Nintendo Switch family of devices will once again be the best-selling consoles in 2021 after a very strong 2020. “said analyst Piers Harding-Rolls of the firm Ampere Analysis. “I am currently shuffling an updated version of Switch among my forecasts for 2021“.
An OLED screen that consumes less battery and supports 4K graphics
The information provided by Bloomberg comes from people “familiar” with the Nintendo plan. Furthermore, they hold that Samsung Display Co. will begin mass production of a 7-inch OLED panel with 720p resolution as soon as June rolls around. in the calendar. The goal, it seems, is to produce just under a million units per month and ship the first batch of panels to assemblers in July.
Yoshio Tamura, co-founder of display consultancy DSCC, shared the following information about the new panel: “The OLED panel consume less battery, offer higher contrast and possibly faster response time compared to the current liquid crystal display of the Switch. “In this regard, this unit will also be compatible with “4K ultra high definition definitions” when combined with televisions, according to the same sources.
And what do they say at Nintendo?
In the previous months, Nintendo has repeatedly denied the existence of a model such as the Nintendo Switch Pro. The President of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser, I indicated to the middle Polygon in December 2020 that they are “always looking” for a way for Nintendo to improve the gaming experience; either with the current platform or with “a future platform”. Bowser was also confirming at the time that Switch was in the “middle” of its life cycle.
In February, during a meeting with investors, the president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa, said Nintendo would not announce an upgraded Nintendo Switch model “anytime soon.” So an announcement planned for next Christmas, as the sources suggest, could fit into these plans.