Switch OLED Battery Life - How Does It Compare To The Switch And Switch Lite?


Nintendo Life 07 July, 2021 - 05:18pm 15 views

What is the Nintendo switch OLED?

The Nintendo Switch OLED edition is exactly that, a Nintendo Switch with a slightly bigger, brighter OLED screen as its main draw, combined with improved sound, larger base storage and a wired LAN port. ... The internals of this new Switch are identical to the current one, including the battery. ForbesWho Is The Nintendo Switch OLED Model For, Exactly?

Is the switch OLED the switch pro?

It's officially called the Nintendo Switch (OLED model), eschewing the rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro moniker. And it's quite an upgrade, offering a 7-inch OLED screen and enhanced audio. It will launch this October, nearly a year after the PS5 and Xbox Series X went on sale. What Hi-Fi?Nintendo Switch OLED: price, release date, specs and all the details

Can I preorder a Nintendo switch OLED?

Pre-order Nintendo Switch OLED Model in the US Product pages are now up on Best Buy and Gamestop, with the pre-orders due to become active soon. Nintendo LifeWhere To Pre-Order Nintendo Switch OLED Model

Nintendo's new Switch OLED Model arrives this October, and brings with it a massively improved screen which is brighter, offers more convincing contrast and is larger in size, coming in at 7-inches corner-to-corner (the original Switch has a screen size of 6.2-inches while the Switch Lite has a screen of 5.5 inches).

The Switch OLED also brings with it enhanced audio thanks to superior speakers and a handy, Microsoft Surface-style kickstand which has several angle settings and looks to be a lot more robust than the one on the original Switch. With all of those improvements – which sadly stop short of a new CPU and RAM – you might assume that the Switch OLED Model has a better battery, too, but that's sadly not the case. It has the same 4310mAh Lithium-ion power cell that's seen in the original Switch model.

Ordinarily, including a larger screen would mean weaker battery life over the original model, because the battery is having to power a larger surface area. However, because the Switch OLED uses an OLED screen rather than an LCD one, it's actually using less power – so the theory goes that the increased screen size is balanced out by the less-hungry display technology.

This is presumably why Nintendo has listed the exact same approximate battery life for the OLED Model as the 2019 'XKW' version: 4.5 to 9 hours, depending on the game being played. The 2017 launch model – denoted by its serial number starting with 'XAW' – is only good for around 2.5 to 6.5 hours of gameplay on a single charge.

Here's a rundown of how the three Switch models compare when it comes to battery life:

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