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Nintendo Switch Official Technical Specifications Released

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The website of Nintendo has updated the page dedicated to Nintendo Switch by listing its official technical specifications. Many of these are already known, but it is interesting to note that the company has published one of the first official images of the user interface of the operating system mounted by the new hybrid console.

The main features of the home menu of Nintendo Switch include an icon for the latest news on games, a quick link to access the Nintendo eShop and an icon dedicated to the “album” function, where you can see screenshots captured during gameplay sessions, edit them and add text in a simple way and then share them on social networks.

Below you can check out the official technical specifications of Switch published on the Nintendo UK website:

Nintendo Switch Technical Specifications:

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.

Approx. 297g
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)

Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280×720 resolution

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.

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Audio output
Supports linear PCM 5.1ch
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.


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.

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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