An upgraded Nintendo Switch model with 4K support and a 7-inch screen is coming this year for $300+ and it will be announced ahead of E3, according to new reports. This information comes from sources speaking anonymously to Bloomberg, and then corroborated by Eurogamer’s own unnamed sources.
According to Bloomberg, Nintendo will begin assembling the new Switch model in July and then release it in September or October. Production will press on despite ongoing semiconductor shortages, it seems. The system will reportedly cost more than $300, which is what the original Switch currently sells for.
Regarding the price point, the report said the cost of “pricier components and rising labor costs” in China, where the systems are assembled, will be passed on to the consumer.
The system will have a 7-inch Samsung OLED display (up from 6.2 inches for the original model) and it will sport a “faster” graphics element