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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:50pm 30/01/17 | 2 Comments
Not that they go into any great detail about the GPU/CPU, or any detail really, but they provide a detailed description on the unit itself, battery life, and connectivity capabilities. And confirmation that a percentage of the 32Gb of internal Nintendo Switch storage will be utilised by the system. Making memory expansion just about a necessity if you plan on downloading anything digital for the system.

Cue, the specs.

102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con attached)
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.

Approx. 297g
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)

Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution

NVIDIA customised Tegra processor

System memory
32 GB
Please note: a portion of this internal memory is reserved for use by the system.

Communication features
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)

Video output
Maximum resolution: 1920x1080, 60 fps
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In tabletop mode and handheld mode, the maximum resolution is 1280x720, which matches the screen resolution.

Audio output
Supports linear PCM 5.1ch
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.


USB terminal
USB Type-C terminal
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.

Headphone mic. jack
Stereo output

Game card slot
Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.

microSD card slot
Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.

Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor

Operating environment
Temperature: 5 - 35°C / Humidity: 20 - 80%

Internal battery
Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 4310mAh
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement via Nintendo Customer Support.

Battery life
Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions.
For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly three hours on a single charge.

Charging time
3 hours approx.
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.

As per the note under the microSD slot specifications, a day-one firmware update for the Nintendo Switch is just about confirmed. But then again, that's par for the course for any game or hardware release these days. Perhaps the biggest cause for concern is the battery life and the charge times, which don't seem all that great compared to other Nintendo handhelds.

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Latest Comments
Posted 03:45pm 30/1/17
Holy hell that battery is tiny. My lg g3 is ~3000mAh.

Can you play and charge in mobile mode? Imagine playing for 3 hours, then having to wait for 3 hours to charge.

10k mAh batteries are fairly cheap these days but the output probably won't be compatible with the Switch (too low). Probably the first peripheral will be a switch compatible external battery pack.
Posted 03:45pm 30/1/17
I'm happy they're using USB-C and not some proprietary connector this time around.
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