There’s a new Nintendo Switch available starting today. It’s not new in the sense that it’s a newer generation. Nintendo has simply refreshed the Switch console and says that this particular one comes with improved battery life. This should be an incentive to purchase for those who would like to have more battery backup when they’re out and about with their Switch.
The company says that this new Nintendo Switch model should provide gamers with an additional two hours of battery life. So this brings the usage estimates to between 4.5 and 9 hours, up from the current estimated battery life range of 2.5 and 6.5 hours.
Interestingly, Nintendo doesn’t detail on the Switch product page just what has been changed to gain this extra battery life. It might be due to a new system on chip inside the console with updated memory. That should be enough to deliver some battery efficiency for the console. It was revealed in a recent FCC listing that Nintendo was going to update the Switch with a new CPU and storage.
Nintendo should begin shipping this new Switch with model code HAC-001(-01) to stores in the near future so it won’t be long before you’ll be able to get your hands on it. Everything else remains the same about this console.