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Nintendo launches new Nintendo Switch OLED but fans are disappointed

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jul 06, 2021 9:05 pm
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New Nintendo Switch OLED
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Dimapur, July 6 (EMN): Nintendo will release an OLED version of its widely popular Nintendo Switch console in October, the company announced on Thursday.

Although there were reports suggesting Nintendo will launch a “Pro” version of the Nintendo Switch, on the contrary, the new Switch does not come with any upgraded hardware improvements, 4K support or DLSS. To the disappointment of many fans, the only significant improvement on the new Switch is that it comes with a 7-inch 720p OLED display.

The new Nintendo Switch OLED does come with minor improvements like thinner bezels, an improved kickstand, 64 GB of internal storage, a dock with a wired Ethernet port and “enhanced audio” from its internal speakers. However, there is no 4K support like the rumours suggested. You will have to suffice with playing at a maximum resolution of 1080p in docked mode. There were reports suggesting that Nvidia’s DLSS feature could be enabled with an upgraded chip, however, the new Nintendo Switch OLED comes with the same “NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor” as the original.

Fans are definitely not as excited as Nintendo would have hoped and it is understandable since the new Nintendo Switch OLED does not have any significant improvements over the original Switch apart from a better display panel. The incentive to upgrade to the new Switch is not justifiable in our humble opinion and that is the general consensus among many Nintendo fans across the internet.

Needless to say, many fans took to Twitter to voice out their dissatisfaction and here are some of the best ones.

The new Nintendo Switch OLED goes on sale on October 8 and it will be priced at around INR 26,000 in India. It will come in two variants: Traditional neon red/blue colour scheme with a black dock, or in a white/black colour scheme with a white dock.

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jul 06, 2021 9:05:27 pm