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Switch With Longer Battery Life Announced

Nintendo Japan has brought light to a brand-new Switch model in the works that has a significantly longer battery life. This comes hot off the heals of the Nintendo Switch Lite announcement, a smaller, cheaper version of the Switch with handheld mode only and longer battery life. This new model supposedly is able to hold a charge for 4.5-9 hours (as opposed to the original 2.5-6.5-hour battery life).

 

While it still costs the normal USD $299.99, it has new storage and a new CPU. Just about everything else is exactly the same. Unlike the Switch Lite, it will still come with a docking station, have detachable Joy-Cons, and be able to connect to a television or monitor. This model is set for release in mid-August according to the Switch page on the Nintendo site. The listing mentions that the battery life will, of course, depend on what game you are playing.

 

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It’s a bit mysterious why Nintendo would decide to release this model when it has no other significance besides longer battery life. It’s also set to release just a month before the Switch Lite’s release on September 20. One of the selling points of the Lite was its long battery life, and now that seems like a wash. It also doesn’t make sense to sell this as well as the original Switch if it’s not going to cost more. Anybody who knows the difference will certainly purchase the one with the longer battery life.

 

With these curiosities, I reached out to Nintendo for comments. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard back yet, but we will update this article if we hear anything. You can access the Nintendo Store here to see this new version of the Switch as well as other Switches (Including the Switch Lite) and other accessories.

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