The recent surprise announcement of the new Nintendo Switch (OLED model), which will be released on October 8, has not left anyone indifferent due to past rumors about an imminent announcement of a Switch with improved performance that would allow video output up to 4K.
Well, although it has already been confirmed that this new hardware does not include significant improvements in RAM, CPU or GPU, some analysts insist that a 4K Nintendo Switch model is currently in development by the Japanese company.
Serkan Toto, an analyst consulted by Bloomberg and supported by other analysts such as Matthew Kanterman and Nathan Naidu, comments as follows:
This new Nintendo Switch model appears to be a temporary thing rather than an actual upgrade. It may be an interim upgrade until the release of the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so that the component shortage will be fixed by then next year.
However, it is worth remembering that many analysts claimed a few weeks ago that a Nintendo Switch “Pro” would be announced soon, something that finally did not happen as they said, so these statements should be taken simply as an opinion. Recall that a journalist who backed those rumors has already shown his bewilderment about it. He is waiting for his sources to confirm if this new OLED model is the same as the one in the previous rumors or if there are two different models (one OLED model officially announced and the other one supposedly on the way).
Many fans have shown their disagreement and anger with Serkan Toto and Bloomberg in general, since from this news media they do not end up making clear what has happened with the Switch “Pro” rumors they shared and Nintendo has not mentioned that there is a shortage in its production. In addition, they add that the headline with which they have announced this new model is quite misleading: “Nintendo presents a $ 350 Switch with a screen that is still behind its rivals”.