Nintendo’s new Switch model features a slightly improved display, in addition to its extended battery life, tests have suggested.
The New Nintendo Switch screen emits 318 nits of brightness compared to 291 on the older mode, the tests showed.
In addition, the screen on the tested hardware has a light balance of 6757, compared to 7200 on the older model, which is warmer but also closer to ‘true light balance’ of around 6500.
Kenson’s display expert speculated that the changes to the screen could be down to a new panel assembly, or an updated backlight. Due to how significant the differences are, manufacturing variance is unlikely, he said.
The new Nintendo Switch also emits around five degrees less heat in portable mode, the test suggests.
Featuring significantly improved battery life and a different version of Nvidia’s Tegra chip, the new Switch model will launch in “mid-August” in North America and Japan, and early September in the UK, although Hong Kong and Australian stores have already started selling it.
Nintendo’s official estimate for the new Nintendo Switch’s battery life is between 4.5 and 9 hours, compared to the original model’s 2.5 to 6.5 hours and 3 to 7 hours offered by the upcoming Switch Lite.
Another test has Fire Emblem: Three Houses running for two hours in portable mode, with 60% battery life remaining, suggests a runtime of five hours.
A new video has shown the internal hardware changes Nintendo has made to its revised Switch model.