Nintendo Switch OLED vs Original
Image: Nintendo Life

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.

As you can see, the Switch logo has been moved slightly to account for the new kickstand.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Both the power button and volume rocker have been slightly redesigned on the Switch OLED model. (Image: Nintendo Life)
The dock is now a fetching white and showcases rounder corners.
The dock is now a fetching white and showcases rounder corners. (Image: Nintendo Life)