Report: Nintendo Switch 4K Model To Be Announced Later This Year
Nintendo is set to announce the long-rumored Nintendo Switch Pro – if that is even what it will be named. The new iteration of the Nintendo Switch will feature 4K resolution on a 7-inch Samsung OLED screen.
This rumor is supported by some job listings from NVIDIA that suggest that Nintendo is aiming to include support for the upscaling technology that NVIDIA provides.
Despite Nintendo going on the record to say that they have no plans to announce a new version of the Nintendo Switch “anytime soon” Bloomberg tech journalist Takashi Mochizuki has reported that there are plans to announce the rumored Nintendo Switch later on this year. As mentioned in the report from Bloomberg, the new Switch model will be equipped with a larger 7-inch screen OLED Samsung screen – which will be entering mass production as early as June.
Other Technical Specifications
The new Nintendo Switch model will allow for 4K resolution whilst in docked mode – whether this will be achieved through NVIDIA‘s is not made clear.
“The latest model will also come with 4K ultra-high-definition graphics when paired with TVs, they said. That could intensify a longstanding complaint of developers, who have struggled with the difference in resolution between handheld and TV modes and now face a bigger gap between the two.”
This is a major jump in resolution, considering the current Nintendo Switch packs a 6.2-inch 720p display with support of up to 1080p when playing in TV mode.
That’s All Folks
An updated version of the 5-year-old hardware would make sense in this current climate. With the rise of the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo will need to up their game in the resolution department.
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