According to rumors, Nintendo will announce one or more new versions of the Nintendo switch. Without warning, Nintendo decided that mid-July was the right time to reveal such a thing, as Nintendo announced a new Switch model – coming out soon. The Nintendo Switch Lite is a lighter version of the existing Switch model that sacrifices some features. The most notable point of distinction is its inability to broadcast video on a television; this is a handheld only. No more hybrid nature suggested by the name Switch.
These concessions give a lower price of $ 100 to the original model; Switch Lite is selling for $ 200 in the United States. It will be released September 20 in a trio of colors, with a special version of Pokemon that will arrive in November.
The Switch Lite has a 5.5-inch screen displaying a resolution of 720p. This slightly reduces the size of the 6.2-inch screen of the original switch and the overall size of the system is also smaller.
The headset port is still there (unfortunately, support for the Bluetooth headset has not been added) and button layout has hardly changed. However, the Switch Lite no longer has detachable Joy-Con controllers. In addition, the Switch Lite will not make background noise or IR motion sensors. Joy-Con controllers can still be connected to the Switch Lite. Nintendo has however replaced the four small buttons that serve as directional inputs on the Joy-Cons for a traditional D-pad.
Another thing to consider is that Nintendo Labo, which allows users to create devices using cardboard, will not work because the Switch Lite is smaller. Other games will have to support the portable mode to work. Titles like 1-2-Switch and Super Mario Party will require the purchase of standard Joy-Cons to play.
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The Switch Lite is made of matt plastic and, according to CNET, who had the opportunity to handle it, has a "feel of solidity" reminded me a lot of the recent Nintendo 2DS XL handheld. No detachable Joy-Cons means the sides of the Switch Lite do not sag and do not fear so much, either. "
When the Switch Lite is launched on September 20, it will be available in gray, yellow and turquoise. A limited edition themed Pokemon featuring etchings and an off-white case will arrive alongside Pokemon Sword and Shield, though it does not include the game in a bundle .
Nintendo Switch Lite Specifications
|Nintendo Switch Lite Console|
|Cut||91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm|
Note: 28.4 mm maximum, from the ends of the analog sticks to the protuberances of the ZL / ZR button.
|Screen||Capacitive touchscreen / LCD 5.5 inches / resolution 1280×720|
|CPU / GPU||NVIDIA custom Tegra processor|
Note: Approximately 6.2 GB of internal memory is reserved for the system.
|Communication characteristics||Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac compatible) / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC (Near Field Communication)|
|Control Inputs||"Left stick|
Can be depressed and used as a button. "
Can be depressed and used as a button. "
Buttons A / B / X / Y / L / R / ZL / ZR
+ Button / – Button
+ Control keypad
|USB terminal||USB Type-C Terminal|
Used to charge the console.
|Audio socket||Stereo output|
|Game card slot||Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.|
|microSD card slot||Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.|
Note: An update over an Internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
|sensors||Accelerometer / Gyroscope|
|Operating environment||Temperature: 5 – 35 ° C / Humidity: 20 – 80%|
|Internal battery||Lithium ion battery / 3570mAh battery capacity|
Note: The internal battery can not be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, you can replace it for a fee through Nintendo Customer Support.
|Battery life||The battery life may last more than six hours, but varies depending on the software and the conditions of use.|
For example, The Legend of Zelda: Wild Breath can be played for about four hours with a single charge.
|Loading time||About 3 hours|
Note: This is the charge time when the console is in sleep mode.
Reports of new models of switches in production in June. At the time, Nintendo had announced that it would not announce the new systems at E3 and they stood firm. Reports have indicated that two new Nintendo Switch models are being prepared. The first, a less expensive iteration with reduced functionality, is the Switch Lite.
However, it has also been reported that an "enhanced" version of the Switch intended for "avid" players is also in production. Nintendo has not indicated that this was the case and there are far fewer rumors, reports and rumors regarding this more powerful version than that used for the Switch Lite.