Bloomberg has released a report indicating that Nintendo is planning to reveal a 7″ 720p OLED Nintendo Switch with 4K docked support later this year. Nintendo is planning to partner with Samsung on the displays, which are planned to ship to assembly in July. The screen would be an increase from the current Switch models, as both are smaller and use LCD or Liquid Crystal Displays. Below, you find the exact details from this report.
Nintendo Co. plans to unveil a model of its Switch gaming console equipped with a bigger Samsung OLED display this year, hoping the larger touchscreen can prop up demand in time for the holidays, people familiar with the plan said.
Samsung Display Co. will start mass production of 7-inch, 720p-resolution OLED panels as early as June with an initial monthly target of just under a million units, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters. The displays are slated for shipment to assemblers around July, the people said. Representatives for Nintendo and Samsung Display declined to comment.
Nintendo seeks to sustain a Switch lineup that continues to sell well against the Xbox and PlayStation, thanks to pandemic-era breakout hits like Animal Crossing and a chip crunch that’s plagued supply of rival devices. But the gadget is now into its fifth year, while Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp. both have new and more powerful machines in the market.
The gaming community has speculated online about the introduction of an OLED or organic light-emitting diode screen, but Nintendo has stayed mum and President Shuntaro Furukawa said in February his company has no plans to announce a new Switch “anytime soon.” Samsung’s involvement is the strongest indication that Nintendo is serious about updating the console, and on a large scale.
This is a very exciting time for Nintendo Switch owners, as it seems the ever-so long ‘Nintendo Switch Pro’ rumor might finally be coming to a rest later this year. Jeff Grubb also backed up the report via Twitter, which you can find linked below.
Yeah. This fits. This shit is also a train that is difficult to stop. You start telling devs to prepare for 4K, and you can't exactly pull the rug out from underneath them. Gonna be tough to get, though. https://t.co/CMaHJiI5H1
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) March 4, 2021
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