Rumor: Nintendo Switch Features A 6.2” 720p Multi-Touch Screen

By Sato . October 27, 2016 . 9:45am

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We still need to wait until January to learn more about the Nintendo Switch, but Eurogamer heard about some interesting features from the same sources that informed them of the console’s design prior to its reveal.

 

According to the Eurogamer sources, the Nintendo Switch allegedly has a 6.2” screen size with 720p resolution. Additionally, for the first time in any Nintendo console, it’ll feature a multi-touch screen. Keep in mind that both 3DS and Wii U features single-touch screens that relied on pressure and are less precise.

 

The Switch’s screen is said to be a 10-point multi-touch display, which means that multi-finger gestures are also supported, similar to the PlayStation Vita. If you’re wondering why this wasn’t shown in the trailer, perhaps it could have something to do with Nintendo wanting to focus more on the home console and handheld hybrid aspect of the new console.

 

Should the Nintendo Switch sport a multi-touch screen, it makes us wonder how it’ll work out when the device is docked. Perhaps it could have something to do with the right-hand JoyCon, which features a short-range IR sensor in its base.

 

In any case, we’ll learn more about it when the console’s launch date, pricing, and software lineup is revealed on January 12, 2017. In the meantime, we’ll take everything with a grain of salt until we hear official word from Nintendo.


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