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OLED panel maker hints at upcoming Nintendo Switch Pro

It is looking increasingly likely that Nintendo will launch an upgraded Switch console soon. We’ve known for a long while that Nintendo is looking to release a new Switch with an OLED display – now, the manufacturer of those OLED displays may have outed themselves. 

Universal Display Corp, a supplier of displays for device makers like Nintendo, recently held a Q1 investors call. As pointed out by Spawn Wave, in that call, the company’s CEO, Steven V. Abramson, said “Nintendo has selected an OLED screen for the new Switch Pro due to OLED benefits of higher contrast and faster response times”.

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That quote comes from a larger discussion around the growth of OLED, which is beginning to be adopted more frequently in the laptop market as well, leading to higher sales of these panels. Universal Display Corp does not say that it is the company supplying Nintendo with OLED displays, but it would seem that the Switch Pro is an ‘open secret’ amongst supply chain sources.

Other recent reports have indicated an early 2022 launch for a new Nintendo Switch model. It may also use an updated Nvidia Lovelace GPU with DLSS capabilities to achieve greater performance for games.

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KitGuru Says: The Switch Pro has been floating around the rumour mill for a couple of years now, but this year, there seems to be better evidence coming to light. Would you like to see an upgraded Switch Pro? 

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