What’s going on?
- The new screen will be 7 inches long compared to the 6.2-inch screen on the current model, per Bloomberg.
- The Switch Lite — which is only the handheld version of the console that can’t be hooked up to a TV — has a 5.5-inch screen.
For those TV nerds out there, the new model will hit 4K-level graphics (a common and top level of graphics right now for television) when it’s hooked up to a television. The handheld device will remain with 720p, which “could also be about preserving battery life,” according to The Verge.
Rumors about the new model have circulated for years, Polygon reports. In fact, Nintendo denied rumors of an upgrade model in an interview with Polygon in December 2020. The company said it is always looking for ways to upgrade its system.
When will it come out?
According to Bloomberg, the new version of the consoles will be ready for the 2021 holiday season.