Is a 4K Switch Pro in the works?
While nothing has been officially announced by Nintendo, there is speculation that the company is working on a new model of the Switch, dubbed the Switch Pro. This new device is rumored to feature an OLED display, which would be a major upgrade from the current Switch model. However, it’s unclear what other improvements the Switch Pro might offer, as Nintendo has yet to confirm such a device.
Release Date Estimate of Nintend Switch PRO
It’s hard to say when exactly the Switch Pro will come out, as Nintendo has been mum on the subject. However, some reports claim that we probably won’t see new hardware until after March 2023.
In early August 2022, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said the following:
Nintendo plans to keep selling three different types of Switch consoles: the standard model, the smaller and cheaper Switch Lite, and the new OLED model.
We could rely on tweets from Tom’s Guide that claim the Switch Pro will launch within the first six months of 2023.This would put the release of the Pro Switch around 1.5 years after the current model, which sounds about right.
- Nintendo Switch OLED: October 2021
- Nintendo Switch Lite: September 2019
- Nintendo Switch (battery upgrade): August 2019
- Nintendo Switch: March 2017
We’ve also heard rumors that the next model could be called the Nintendo Switch 2, though it’s possible a next-gen console might not arrive until 2024.
Nintendo Switch Pro Price Rumors
There’s been no official announcement about the price of the Switch Pro, but based on the OLED model, it’s likely to be more than $350.
Now that the Switch Pro is rumoured to support 4K and offer better performance, it’s likely that the price will be increased to around $400.
Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Matthew Kanterman expects the price of Bitcoin to increase by as much as $100.
There is no information about pre-ordering the Nintendo Switch Pro just yet, but we will update this page as soon as there is a link to buy it. Check out the current Nintendo Switch offerings on Nintendo’s website.
Nintendo Switch Pro Features and Specs
What makes this a Switch Pro? The stories we’ve seen are focused on a few things: resolution, battery, and performance.
It has been rumored that the Nintendo Switch Pro will have an OLED display and support 4K resolution in docked mode. This was anticipated for the 2021 model, only it didn’t arrive. So the same rumor is being pushed again for this model. And it makes sense, especially if we won’t see this for another year.
The Switch Pro is expected to have better battery life than the Switch Lite, with approximately 5-9 hours of battery life. This is an improvement from the Switch Lite’s 3-7 hours. While not a vast improvement, any extra battery life would be nice, maybe even another hour.
Faster resources from the processor and storage would increase everything from load times to general gameplay.
The 64 GB OLED Switch comes with built-in storage, while the Switch Lite and standard model have 32 GB. We could see this bumped up again, but it might not be necessary since the current Switch microSD support allows upgrades of up to 2 TB.
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