Nintendo Switch’s OLED model will go on sale in October for $350


Nintendo is announcing a new Switch model with a larger 7-inch 720p OLED display. While rumours had suggested this new Switch would ship with a new Nvidia chip inside, this new OLED model is mostly a screen upgrade. Nintendo lists this Switch OLED model as only supporting 1080p via TV mode, and rumours had suggested 4K support. The Switch OLED model will go on sale for $350 starting on October 8th. Other than the new screen, this revised model includes an adjustable stand for tabletop play, 64GB of built-in storage (up from 32GB), a new dock with a wired ethernet port built in, and improved audio for handheld or tabletop play. Nintendo only mentions “up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode” for the TV dock, so the rumoured 4K mode isn’t part of this OLED Switch. Also, there are no major internal changes to the CPU or memory. It is said that the battery life on this new OLED Switch will be up to nine hours, the same amount as the current Switch. This OLED Switch is slightly longer than the original and also slightly heavier. The new Switch arrives nearly two years after Nintendo’s Switch Lite.

Sony will start shipping its new camera-centric Xperia 1 III in August

Sony’s next flagship phone, the Xperia 1 III, will ship in August 19th in the US – for a whopping $1,299. It’s available to preorder, the company announced. The new photography-focused phone is designed as a complement to Sony’s Alpha camera range, and it introduces a variable periscope-style telephoto lens. It’s also equipped with a Snapdragon 888 processor, 5G, and a 6.5-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate. The Xperia 1 II launched at $1,200 – pricey even for a top-of-the-line device – and Sony isn’t backing off by pricing this one at an extra $100. In this case at least, users in the US will be able to utilise its 5G connectivity; last year’s model had the right hardware but couldn’t use US 5G networks. If the Xperia 1 III sounds appealing but paying $1,300 does not, the Xperia 5 III is a smaller-screen variant that will likely cost a bit less. In the meantime, if you are willing to shell out dollar for the 1 III, Sony’s offering a preorder incentive by throwing in a pair of WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling earbuds for free on orders placed by September 26th.