We’ve just reached the four year anniversary of the Nintendo Switch, and admittedly, compared to next-generation devices, the hybrid system is starting to show its age.
How will Nintendo combat a possible decline in sales then? According to a new report from Bloomberg, the video game giant will fight to maintain market dominance this holiday season by unveiling a new Switch model equipped with a “bigger” Samsung OLED display. This new system could sport a “thinner” bezel.
This information comes from people “familiar with the plan” – with Samsung Display Co. to reportedly begin mass production on a 7-inch, 720p-resolution OLED panel as soon as this June. The aim would supposedly be to produce just under a million units per month and ship the first batch of panels to assemblers by July.
Yoshio Tamura, the co-founder of display consultancy DSCC, shared the following information about the new panel:
“The OLED panel will consume less battery, offer higher contrast and possibly faster response time when compared to the Switch’s current liquid-crystal display”
The unit will also support “4K ultra-high definition graphics” when paired with televisions, according to the same sources.
Nintendo and Samsung representatives declined to comment, and Nintendo’s president last month said there were no plans to announce a new version of the Switch any time soon.