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Nintendo Switch Pro Reportedly Includes 720p OLED Screen, 4K in Dock

The Nintendo Switch Pro could be released as early as the 2021 holiday season.
The Nintendo Switch Pro could be released as early as the 2021 holiday season. | Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

Nintendo is working on a Switch Pro model that will include a seven-inch 720p OLED screen and will be capable of outputting up to 4K when connected to a TV, per a Bloomberg report.

Nintendo plans to unveil the souped-up version of the console in time for the 2021 holidays, Bloomberg reports. Samsung will start production on the screens as early as June, with an initial monthly target of nearly 1 million units set to ship to assemblers in July.

The new OLED screen would be more battery efficient and include greater contrast when compared to the current Switch liquid-crystal display. It would also be larger than both the base Switch's 6.2-inch screen and the Switch Lite's 5.5-inch screen.

Although the 720p resolution has been criticized online, the pixel density of a 720p screen is equivalent to a Retina display provided it's being held at least 16 inches away from the user's face. Pushing to 1080p would likely be a negligible increase in perceivable fidelity, but would tank the system's battery life.

Nintendo first released the Nintendo Switch in March 2017. Even as Sony and Microsoft have released their next-generation consoles over the last year, Nintendo has remained on its own new console release schedule.

Neither Nintendo nor Samsung have responded to Bloomberg's report.