Nintendo Switch OLED: UK price, pre order details, release date of new model - and games and specs explained

The new console features a improved screen with OLED technology offering a better image quality

Nintendo has announced its long-rumoured upgrade to the Switch, with the updated model featuring a new and improved screen.

The Switch OLED features a OLED screen - a technology which offers deeper blacks and better colours than most LCD screens.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch OLED.

When is the Nintendo Switch OLED UK release date?

The Nintendo Switch OLED will be released on 8 October 2021.

Anyone who has pre-ordered the device should receive it on that date.

What is the Nintendo Switch OLED UK price?

The Switch OLED retails at £309.99 – £50 more than the original model.

The new model will come in two colours, the traditional Switch red and blue, and a brand new white model.

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What games will be available on Switch OLED?

All current Nintendo Switch titles will be able to be played on the Nintendo Switch OLED.

Nintendo notes that some game experiences with the Toy-Con accessories from the Nintendo Labo series may differ due to the Switch OLED's larger screen.

What are the Switch OLED features?

The main appeal of the Nintendo Switch OLED is its organic light emitting diode display, or OLED for short.

OLED technology is widely regarded as one of the best display technologies around. Unlike an LCD screen, it doesn’t rely on a backlight to display images, and instead uses light emitting by each individual pixel, meaning you can get better looking blacks and higher contrast levels in the image.

The display of the Switch OLED is also larger than the original Switch, now sitting at seven inches.

The device now comes with an adjustable stand and enhanced audio quality. The speakers on the Switch itself have been improved for a better experience when playing in the handheld or tabletop mode.

Another new feature to the Switch OLED is wired LAN support. This will allow online gameplay to be more stable for those who struggle to have a good Wifi connection in their household.

Finally, the device will come with improved storage. The Switch OLED will have 64GB internal storage, compared to the 32GB on the original model.