Nintendo warns that the new version of the Switch will have a burn-in problem
In early July, without the slightest warm-up and press conference, the new Nintendo Switch OLED version was officially released. It is reported that the Switch OLED version will be on sale on October 8th, priced at $350. It is reported that the new version of the Switch screen is upgraded to a 7-inch OLED screen. Although OLED screens have richer, more saturated colors and more obvious contrast, OLED screens will inevitably cause image retention (burn-in).
A few days ago, according to the CNET reports, Nintendo responded to the hidden dangers of OLED burn-in and aging that players are concerned about. Nintendo said that it will extend the life of the OLED screen as much as possible, but if the screen is left in a static state for a long time, it may still burn.
We’ve designed the OLED screen to aim for longevity as much as possible, but OLED displays can experience image retention if subjected to static visuals over a long period of time. However, users can take preventative measures to preserve the screen [by] utilizing features included in the Nintendo Switch systems by default, such as auto-brightness function to prevent the screen from getting too bright, and the auto-sleep function to go into ‘auto sleep’ mode after short periods of time.
According to reports, in addition to the screen upgrade, the Switch OLED version has a storage upgrade to 64GB, supports SD card expansion, adds a wired LAN interface to the base, and has a new adjustable angle bracket and a new speaker. It is worth mentioning that the new version of Switch has no major changes in CPU and memory. Nintendo claims that the Switch OLED version will have a battery life of 9 hours, which is consistent with the original Switch.