Nintendo Switch OLED Comparison
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Nintendo has finally announced its latest iteration on the Nintendo Switch — the Nintendo Switch OLED Model.

If you're after the real nitty gritty technical differences between the upcoming Nintendo Switch OLED Model and the existing Switch models, you've come to the right place.

In this Switch OLED guide, we'll compare the available numbers of each model of Nintendo Switch, from the exact dimensions of the Switch consoles to their weight, audio/visual output capabilities and battery life.

If you're looking for more photos of the new Nintendo console, check out our Nintendo Switch OLED gallery.

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Nintendo Switch OLED / Standard Switch / Switch Lite Technical Specifications Comparison

The chart below presents the full tech specs for all three Nintendo Switch consoles, as detailed on Nintendo's official website.

We've highlighted the new features of the Switch OLED model compared to the older model and the handheld-only Switch Lite. We will update any missing information as soon as it becomes available.

Nintendo Switch (standard) Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) (NEW) Nintendo Switch Lite
Size Approximately 4 inches high, 9.4 inches long, and 0.55 inches deep (with Joy-Con attached)
4 inches high, 9.5 inches long, and 0.55 inches deep (with Joy-Con attached) Approximately 3.6 inches high, 8.2 inches long, and .55 inches deep
Weight Approximately .66 lbs
(Approximately .88 lbs when Joy-Con controllers are attached)
Approximately .71 lbs
(Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached)
Approx. .61 lbs
Screen Multi-touch capacitive touch screen / 6.2-inch LCD Screen / 1280 x 720 Multi-touch capacitive touch screen / 7.0 inch OLED screen / 1280x720 Capacitive touch screen / 5.5 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution
CPU/GPU NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
Storage 32 GB of internal storage, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately). 64 GB
Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
32 GB of internal storage, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
Wireless / LAN Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)(*)
Bluetooth 4.1
(*In TV mode, Nintendo Switch systems can be connected with a wired LAN adapter - sold separately)
Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1

LAN available through new dock — see below
Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC (near field communication)
Video output Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode
Up to 720p via built-in screen in tabletop mode and handheld mode
Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode
Up to 720p via built-in screen in Tabletop mode and Handheld modes
Up to 720p via built-in screen
Audio output Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
Speakers Stereo Stereo Stereo
USB connector USB Type-C
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
USB Type-C
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
USB Type-C
Used for charging only.
Headphone/mic jack 3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard) 3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard) 3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard)
Game card slot Nintendo Switch game cards Nintendo Switch game cards Nintendo Switch game cards
microSD card slot Compatible with microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC memory cards
*Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary. An Internet connection is required to perform this system update.
Compatible with microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC memory cards
*Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary. An internet connection is required to perform this system update.
Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
*Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary. An Internet connection is required to perform this system update.
Sensor Accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor Accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor Accelerometer / gyroscope
Operating environment 41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity 41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity 41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity
Internal battery Lithium-ion battery/4310mAh Lithium-ion battery / 4310mAh Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 3570mAh
Battery life Model number: HAC-001
(product serial number starts with “XAW”)
Approx. 2.5 to 6.5 hours

*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 3 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Model number: HAC-001(-01) - Available starting in mid-August 2019
(product serial number starts with “XKW”)
Approximately 4.5 - 9 hours

*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Approximately 4.5 - 9 hours
The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Model number: HDH-001
Approx. 3.0 to 7.0 hours

*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 4 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Charging time Approximately 3 hours
*When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode
Approximately 3 hours
*When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode
Approx. 3 hours
*When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode

Nintendo Switch OLED vs. Standard Switch - Dock comparison

The new model Switch has a slightly different dock to the standard model — here are the differences:

Nintendo Switch dock (standard) Nintendo Switch dock with LAN port (NEW)
Size Approximately 4.1 inches high, 6.8 inches long, and 2.12 inches deep Approximately 4.1 inches high, 6.9 inches long, and 2.0 inches deep
Weight Approximately .72 lbs Approximately .69 lbs
Output USB Port (USB 2.0 compatible) x2 on the side, 1 on the back
System connector
AC adapter port
HDMI port
USB Port (USB 2.0 compatible) x2 on the side
System connector
AC adapter port
HDMI port
Wired LAN port (LAN cable sold separately.)

This guide is a work in progress, so check back for more in-depth info as we investigate and let us know below if you're excited about a bigger better screen on this 'new' Switch.