Announced in July and due to launch on September 20 for $200/£200, Switch Lite is a smaller, lighter system than the original Switch console.
It can’t be connected to a TV but can play all Switch games that support handheld mode. It features integrated controls that don’t include HD rumble or an IR motion camera, and the directional buttons previously on the left Joy-Con have been replaced with a traditional d-pad.
Joy-Con controllers can be bought separately and used with the portable console to play games like 1-2 Switch and Super Mario Party in tabletop mode. However, unlike the flagship Switch, the portable console doesn’t include a built-in kickstand.
In terms of size, Switch Lite measures 91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm, compared to the original model’s 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm dimensions with Joy-Cons attached.
Switch Lite weighs approximately 275g, compared to Switch’s 297g (or 398g with Joy-Cons attached).
Both systems feature a capacitive touchscreen with 1280×720 resolution, but the Lite model’s LCD screen is smaller, measuring 5.5 inches versus the original Switch’s 6.2 inches.