After months of rumours and rumours, today the house in Kyoto has finally decided to announce the cheapest model of its flagship console, Nintendo Switch Lite, which will make its debut on the market next September 20 in three different colors.
Nintendo Switch Lite is designed exclusively for mobile gaming, so it cannot be connected to the TV. Players will, therefore, have to rely solely and exclusively on the new 5.5-inch screen, slightly smaller than the one mounted on the basic version of Nintendo Switch which boasts a diagonal of 6.2 inches. Just as the latter is made with LCD technology, it is a capacitive touch screen type and is able to reach a resolution of 1280×720. However, the automatic brightness sensor is absent on the new model, a lack that will force players to intervene manually.
Not only the screen, but even the entire body of the console also boasts smaller dimensions. Nintendo Switch Lite measures 91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mmand weighs 275g, against 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm and 398g (with the connected Joy-Con) of the older sister.
The small size of the screen, together with the hardware optimization performed by the Kyoto technicians, will allow Nintendo Switch Mini to guarantee greater autonomy. Playing on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players will have to re-attach the console to the socket after 4 hours, a marked improvement compared to the 3 hours guaranteed by the base model. All this, despite the Lite version, will mount a battery with a lower capacity: 3570mAh against 4310mAh.