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Nintendo has finally released the
Switch OLED, an upgrade to the base model that offers a number of improvements over the original console and the handheld-only Switch Lite.
In this pictorial guide, we'll give you a rundown of the basic differences between the two hybrid Switch models.
The most obvious difference is the screen, which is larger and brighter than before, with stunning contrast and colour. (Images: Nintendo Life)
As you can see, the Switch logo has been moved slightly to account for the new kickstand. (Image: Nintendo Life)
The revised kickstand is fantastic and can be set to a wide range of angles, unlike the one on the original Switch. (Image: Nintendo Life)
The Micro SD card slot is now set horizontally, which means it will be harder to accidentally eject it when you're handling the console. (Image: Nintendo Life)
Even the Joy-Con rails are slightly different on the Switch OLED (left). (Image: Nintendo Life)
Both the power button and volume rocker have been slightly redesigned on the Switch OLED model. (Image: Nintendo Life)
One of the less welcome changes is the removal of the 'notch' on the game card slot, which makes it harder to open, unless you have especially long nails. (Images: Nintendo Life)
The dock is now a fetching white and showcases rounder corners. (Image: Nintendo Life)
Even the HDMI cable is different. The connectors have a 'rounded' case design now, along with different part numbers (new cable on the left, old cable on the right). These are HDMI 2.0 ready, apparently. (Images: Nintendo Life)