Nintendo has made public the technical specifications of Switch , with information regarding its exact size, battery, sound and other details. However, although it is indicated – as we knew – that the GPU is a Tegra processor (SoC, System-on-Chip, and therefore unifies GPU and CPU) customized by Nvidia for Nintendo , no details are given on its speed, capacity of Processing or other information.
Switch: Central Unit
The official information detailed by Nintendo is as follows:
Size : 102 mm x 239 mm x 13.9 mm (with the Joy-Con attached)
Note: 28.44 mm in the thickest part, from the end of the analogous levers to the protrusions of the ZL / ZR buttons.
Weight : Approximately 297 g (with the Joy-Con attached: 398 g)
Display : Capacitive touch screen / 6.2-inch LCD / 1280×720 resolution
CPU / GPU : Tegra NVIDIA processor
Console memory : 32 GB
Note: a part of The internal memory is reserved for the console operating system.
Communication benefits: Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac compatible) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. Cable LAN connection is possible using a commercially available LAN adapter)
Video output : Maximum resolution: 1920×1080 , 60 fps
Note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In desktop and portable mode, the maximum resolution is 1280×720, which is the screen resolution.
Audio output : Compatible with linear PCM 5.1
Note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.
Speakers : Stereo
USB terminal: USB Type-C terminal. To charge or connect to the Nintendo Switch base.
Microphone and headphone jack : Stereo output
Game card slot: Only for Nintendo Switch game cards.
MicroSD card slot : Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
Note: An internet update is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
Sensors : Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor
Ambient conditions : Temperature: 5 – 35 ° C / Humidity: 20 – 80%
Internal battery: Lithium-ion battery / battery capacity 4310 mAh
Note: internal battery cannot be removed . In the event that the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer a paid service for it through Customer Service.
Battery duration: The battery life may exceed six hours, but it will depend on the program being used and the conditions of use.
For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be used for approximately three hours on a single charge.
Charging time : Approximately three hours
Note: this is the time it takes to charge the console while in standby mode.
The dock to connect to the TV
As for the dock , its specifications are:
Size : 104 mm x 173 mm x 54 mm
Weight : Approximately 327 g
USB connections : two compatible USB 2.0 ports on the side and one on the back (for the launch it will be compatible with USB 2.0, but a future update will add USB support 3.0).
Console connector Power
port HDMI port
Regarding the JoyCon (left and right) these are its specifications:
Size : 102 mm x 35.9 mm x 28.4 mm
Weight : approximately 49 g (left); approximately 52.1 g (right)
Buttons : Left-hand lever, directional buttons / L / ZL / SL / SR /, capture button, pull button, SYNC button (left); right hand lever, A / B / X / Y / R / ZR / SL / SR / + buttons, HOME button, pull button, SYNC button (right)
Connectivity : Bluetooth 3.0, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC (near-field communication)
Sensors : Accelerometer, gyroscope (left); Accelerometer, gyroscope, infrared motion camera (right)
Vibration : HD vibration. Capable of varied and precise vibrations.
Internal battery : 525 mAh lithium ion battery
Note: it is not possible to remove the internal battery. In case the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer a payment service for it through the customer service.
Battery life : Approximately 20 hours
Note: this time is an estimate. Actual time will vary depending on the pattern of individual use.
Charging time : approximately 3.5 hours
Note: to charge the Joy-Con you must attach it to a Nintendo Switch console or to a charging stand for Joy-Con controls (sold separately).