Last week Nintendo unveiled a brand new Switch model, the Switch Lite. However, there has now been news that a new model with an improved battery life is underway.
Nintendo Announces New Switch Model with Better Battery Life
The new model called HAC-001 will feature a longer battery life, extending gameplay up to two hours more. This means the Switch will have an uptime between 4.5 to 9 hours. The current Switch model has between 2.5 to 6.5 hours and the Switch Lite has 3 to 7 hours.
According to the Nintendo’s Switch Product page, players will be able to play Breath of the Wild on the go for 5.5 hours. Nintendo have not officially released details about how they have extended the battery life, but according to the Switch Lite model, the battery life was improved due to more efficient chip layout so this could be the same deal.
This is by no means the rumoured Switch Pro that has been talked about, but it does give a longer playtime to those who are looking for a Switch model.
This particular Switch model is predicted to launch in August and Europe beginning of September. The Nintendo Switch Lite will be launching on September 20th for $200.
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