According to the Wall Street Journal Japan, Nintendo has plans to release a new hardware model for Nintendo Switch in the second half of 2019. Rumour has it that Nintendo has still not finalized which new hardware, software and features that should be included in the new Nintendo Switch.
One of those rumoured changes includes improving the display screen. The current Switch is using a low-end liquid crystal display, which does not meet the standard requirement of the current smartphone LCD screen. Because you always want to compare the Switch with a smartphone since they are both mobile and… that’s pretty much it (I’m kidding here). Switching back to serious mode, with the constant improvement and growth in breakthrough technology, the display screen can be made brighter, lighter and thinner and much more energy efficient too. However, the new Switch will definitely not be using the OLED screen present the iPhone X series so you might as well sell your Switch and kidney’s so you can play Zelda and Mario on your iPhone X. (We strongly hope you understood that joke and remember those “please don’t try this at home” ads)
However, this is all just speculation and rumours at this point as Nintendo has refused to comment regarding the existence of the Switch 2.0. That is probably because, since the launch of the Switch on March 3rd 2017, Nintendo has sold well over 19.7 million units of Switch and hope to reach 20 million units sold through by March 2019. Analysts strongly believe that projection may come to pass if Nintendo is able to release their most anticipated games later this year just in time for the holidays.
If the above rumours are true, let us hope that the upgraded Switch may share many features with the current version and is compatible with existing Switch game software because they might just release a Switch that is not compatible with the current Switch. Jokes aside what do you hope to see in a future iteration of the Nintendo Switch?