Wall Street Journal: Nintendo to introduce new Switch model in second half of 2019

New model to be introduced "as early as summer."


Nintendo will introduce a new version of its Switch console in the latter half of 2019, as early as the summer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing “suppliers and others with direct knowledge of the plan.”

The outlet reported that Nintendo is still debating what new hardware and software features to include in the new model and weighing the cost of the features. One option is to improve the display, which currently uses a lower-end LCD without some technologies that are standard in recent smartphone LCDs, but the new model is not expected to adopt the OLED panels used in Apple’s iPhone X.

A Nintendo spokesman declined to comment.

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