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Official Nintendo Switch Specs
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Official Nintendo Switch Specs

by RodJanuary 27, 2017

Nintendo has updated the official Nintendo Switch specifications page. There are some details that probably you know and that are “standard” on Nintendo consoles, like the amiibo scanner or the menus, but at the same time Nintendo is not offering too much information and we are still missing the clock speeds of the GPU for example.

Here is the full list:

Nintendo Switch console


Size
102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con attached)
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.
Weight
Approx. 297g
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)
Screen
Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280×720 resolution
CPU/GPU
NVIDIA customised Tegra processor
System memory
32 GB
Please note: a portion of this internal memory is reserved for use by the system.
Communication features
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)
Video output
Maximum resolution: 1920×1080, 60 fps
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In tabletop mode and handheld mode, the maximum resolution is 1280×720, which matches the screen resolution.
Audio output
Supports linear PCM 5.1ch
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.
Speakers
Stereo
USB terminal
USB Type-C terminal
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
Headphone mic. jack
Stereo output
Game card slot
Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.
microSD card slot
Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
Sensors
Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor
Operating environment
Temperature: 5 – 35°C / Humidity: 20 – 80%
Internal battery
Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 4310mAh
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement via Nintendo Customer Support.
Battery life
Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions.
For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly three hours on a single charge.
Charging time
3 hours approx.
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.
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