Aside from just getting smaller, here are some other changes with the new Switch model.
Grab Your Nintendo Switch Lite
The Nintendo Switch Lite is now up for pre-order on Amazon. All version including Turquoise, Yellow, Gray and even the Zacian and Zamazenta Edition are now available for grabs. Delivery is expected to happen on September, 20th!
The Nintendo Switch Lite will launch on September 20th, this year. The price tag upon release is set at $199, which is great news for everyone still holding out on getting this epic console. So far, the new model will play most of the 2000 games currently available for Nintendo Switch, unless the game requires the device to be docked (since the Lite cannot be docked). We have already outlined a few of the changes in the systems with our original article on the Nintendo Switch Lite, but we have decided to go into just a bit more detail.
The new model will indeed be smaller. Just how much smaller? The screen on the original Switch model is 6.2″, and the Lite will drop that to 5.5″. The overall dimensions of the hardware will also drop some. The original model is 4″ by 9.4″, and the new model is 3.6″ by 8.2″. Hopefully this size will accommodate more pockets than the initial model.
Aside from the hardware size, there have also been some mechanical changes internally. The Lite will feature a longer battery life than the dockable model. As per the usual in handheld devices, the battery life will jump from a range of 2.5hrs-6.5hrs on the original model, to 3hrs-7hrs on the Lite model.
Thanks to all the downsizing on equipment, there will also be a slight drop in the weight of the device. The original Nintendo Switch weighed approximately .88 pounds (with controllers attached), and the Lite will weigh .66 pounds. Not a huge difference, but enough to make the ease of portability alone categorize this device as a true handheld.
For more information on the Nintendo Switch Lite, be sure to check out Nintendo’s official website page for the product!