The Nintendo Switch OLED will be out soon, and Nintendo recently held events where the press will be able to try it out alongside Metroid Dread. The Nintendo Prime YouTube channel, a channel for gaming enthusiasts with a preference for Nintendo ones, got footage of an OLED Switch sent to them by an anonymous viewer. They created a video showing the Switch OLED and comparing it to the original model using unboxing and gameplay footage.
If you’ve been following the news about the new Switch, you will have seen that the OLED model brings various changes, but it remains very similar to the original. For example, we know that battery life will be roughly the same as the original Switch, rated between 4.5 and 9 hours. The Nvidia Tegra X1 processor also remains unchanged.
The first key difference, of course, comes with the screen. The Switch OLED has a noticeably larger 7-inch OLED screen than the original model’s 6.2-inch LCD. In the Nintendo Prime video, you can see it working side-by-side with a standard Switch, and even in these less-than-ideal conditions, the OLED screen is noticeably brighter than the previous console’s LCD.
Another key difference between the two systems is their internal storage capacity. The Switch OLED comes with double the internal memory of the standard Switch, clocked at 64GB. The dock has also been redesigned, with an integrated LAN connection port, a boon for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players looking for low online lag.
Smaller details include that the Switch OLED’s vents appear to be made of metal rather than plastic. The redesigned dock has a substantially updated style, and its back can now be completely removed to access the AC adapter, HDMI output, and LAN connection.
The unboxing footage shows another key update: the OLED Switch has a kickstand that spans the full width of the console. It’s a big difference from the little stick attached to the original Switch.
Nintendo Switch OLED model will arrive on October 8th.