The Switch Pro rumors have been getting very hard to ignore in the past few months. Not only have they gotten more frequent, but they’re suggesting that a reveal is getting very close. And now, with today being the 4th anniversary of the launch of the Nintendo Switch, there’s another report that has appeared.
Bloomberg is reporting that, according to “people familiar with the plan” that they spoke to, Nintendo is planning to unveil a new Switch model later this year. The model is reportedly going to have a bigger Samsung OLED display, and Nintendo is hoping that this larger touch screen can “prop up demand in time for the holidays”.
Samsung’s mass production of 7-inch, 720p-resolution OLED panels is supposed to begin as early as June, and slated for shipment to assemblers around July. Samsung is currently aiming for an initial monthly target of just under a million units. These “rigid OLED panels” offer a “cheaper but less flexible alternative to the type commonly used for high-end smartphones”. As for resolutions, the model is going to have a docked mode that can display “4K ultra-high definition graphics”. Bloomberg reached out to representatives for Nintendo and Samsung, but they declined to comment.