The New Nintendo Switch model is now out in the wild and can be a bit tricky to find in some retail stores. Other than boasting a better battery life and a new processor, not else has been said on other improvements there are in the new Switch. However, there are a few key differences that have been picked up by YouTuber Kevin Kenson and have been revealed in his latest video.
Such differences between the old and new versions of the Nintendo Switch include:
- Brighter screen (true colour display)
- Handles heat better
- Joy-Con internal parts are slightly different, have different part numbers.
- Much longer battery life (this was already known)
Similarities between the two include:
- Same loading times
- Joy-Con joystick still has the same graphite pad. Not known if still prone to Joy-Con drift.
It is worth pointing out that a comparison was not done on how each console performs when rendering multiple textures at once. Loading times may be the same but the newer processor may have performed better/more efficiently if tested on more CPU demanding features.
The video itself is actually quite informative and well done. If you would like to check it out yourself, you can view the video below.