Nintendo Switch Pro: has display manufacturer leaked the device?

Nintendo Switch Pro: has display manufacturer leaked the device?

Nintendo Switch Pro

Lately there have been rumors of a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch. They all have something in common: The Switch Pro should have a better picture quality. The concept images of a YouTuber for the Pro version also showed an OLED screen instead of the previous LCD display. Now Universal Display Corp has also spoken in its latest annual report of a Nintendo Switch Pro that is supposed to use OLED:

"On the gaming market, our reports have shown for the first time that Nintendo has an OLED screen for their Nintendo Switched Pro because OLED offers higher contrast and faster response times. "

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Nintendo Switch Pro confirmed? Nintendo says it's working on 'the next platform'

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In a call with investors last week, Nintendo confirmed that they were already investing in the next platform. Meanwhile, Universal Display Corp also added their names to sources supporting rumors that the upcoming Nintendo Switch Pro will feature an OLED screen.

Twitter user David Gibson summarized the Nintendo investor call on his feed. According to Gibson’s translation, when asked about R&D, the Nintendo representative stated that although mid-way through the Switch cycle, “it is necessary to invest in the next platform.”

Halfway through the cycle gives only vague clues as to the next release. If this was related to the 2017 Switch, a new version could still be four years off. More likely though, would be the Switch Lite, or the upgraded Switch, which both launched in 2019.

This would still mean that the new model could be at least 18 months away. The upcoming Switch Pro however – considered more of an upgrade than a new model – could be with us far sooner, and more details seem to be leaking every day.

A transcript from Universal Display Corps investor call highlighted a section in which Steven V Abramson, President/CEO of Universal Display Corp, confirmed their part in the upcoming Nintendo Switch Pro. Abramson stated that “Nintendo has selected an OLED screen for the new Switch Pro due to OLED benefits of higher contrast of faster response times.”

We’ve had rumors of the Switch Pro’s upgraded OLED screen as far back as October last year but with this level of open discussion, It can’t be far off now. With E3 just around the corner, there’s hope that we will get more info on the Switch Pro in June – or maybe even a full announcement.