Nintendo America have quietly revealed a new improved version of the Nintendo Switch. Though physical identical and shares the same model number, it will have improved battery life of up to 4.5- 9 hours (as opposed to the original model’s 2.5-6.5 hours). This new version will be available from around mid August and will come in all-new packaging. The new model will either come the Grey Joy-Con controllers or the Neon Red/Neon Blue Joy Con controllers.
The write-up from the Nintendo.com website reads:
Get the gaming system that lets you play the games you want, wherever you are, however you like.
Includes the Nintendo Switch console and Nintendo Switch dock in black, with contrasting left and right Joy‑Con controllers—one red, one blue. Also includes all the extras you need to get started.
Model number: HAC-001(-01)(product serial number begins with “XKW”)
This model includes battery life of approximately 4.5 – 9 hours*.
*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.