Nintendo plans to release an improved model of the Switch this year with an OLED screen, according to a new report in Bloomberg. The report says that Samsung Display provides the screen, which will be a 7-inch 720p hard OLED panel, which will go into mass production in June.
The current Switch has a 6.2-inch 720p LCD panel, while the Switch Lite’s screen is a 5.5-inch 720p LCD. Many switching games struggle to achieve natural resolution in manual mode, so the lack of resolution upgrades is not really a surprise. However, the Bloomberg report notes that the new Switch model will be capable of 4K graphics when connected to a TV, so the decision to stick to 720p in manual mode may also be to save battery life.
The report does not specify a possible release date for the new Switch, but Bloomberg sources say it will arrive in time for the holidays and that the displays will begin shipping to assemblers around July. It is said that the initial monthly goal is “just under one million units;”