After last night’s Switch event, Nintendo released some further information on the Switch’s capabilities and Hardware. Nintendo confirmed that the Switch’s main unit will be a 6.2-inch capacitive multitouch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, this is roughly about the same size of the Wii U however that console had a display resolution of 854 x 480.
When out of dock, the Switch will be able to run games at 720p, the lowest resolution which can be classified as high-definition, however when docked the Switch will be able to use more power and run games on 1080p. On the Audio side, while docked the game will deliver audio via HDMI to a 5.1 Surround output, while when mobile, Switch players can use the headphone jack for stereo sound.
During the conference itself, Nintendo confirmed that the battery life for the console when in Tabletop mode will be between 2.5 to 6.5 hours, however it will vary depending on the game. For example, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will put the battery at around 3 hours of life. Nintendo did not confirm on the battery life for the Joy-Con controllers however they can be charged when plugged into the Switch or the Grip Attachment which will be part of the bundle.
Finally, Nintendo also confirmed that the Switch will have a 32GB storage capacity much like the Deluxe version of the Wii U. Storage can be increased by the use of microSDHC and microSDXC cards. The Switch will be Wi-Fi supported with up to 8 Switch consoles supporting local multiplayer.
Nintendo advised there will be two version of the Switch at launch, one with a coloured Joy-Con set and another with the grey Joy-Cons used in promotion. The Switch launches on March 3rd 2017 for $399 CAD.