Nintendo Switch Battery Life Is "Mediocre", Maximum Life Is Just 3 Hours: Insider

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We all have been waiting to hear something concrete on Nintendo Switch's battery life and guess what the information related to it has finally arrived via a trusted source, Twitter user "Laura Kate Dale". A trusted source (from Nintendo and Ubisoft) has shared some interesting new details on Nintendo Switch with Laura Dale including console's battery life.

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The battery life of Nintendo Switch is "mediocre" (according to an anonymous source from Nintendo), maximum battery life is just 3 hours (an anonymous source close to Ubisoft).

To those asking about battery life on Nintendo Switch, I'm hearing "mediocre" battery life.

In addition to this, Laura also shared some new information related to Nintendo Switch's screen. It is a multi-touch screen but that is not core to most gameplay. Players can use it for swapping Menus, for drawing, for certain games like Mario Maker port etc. Furthermore, as shown in the preview trailer, games on Nintendo Switch needs to be playable with the handheld in the console dock, all Nintendo Switch games will be playable without touch.

In addition to this, Laura also stated that Emily Rogers' Nintendo Switch Specs (leak) is accurate. Laura cross checked the leaked specs of Nintendo Switch with her sources (Source A is from Nintendo, Source B is from Ubisoft and Source C is an Indie developer), and all three of them said that the leak specs is accurate to at least one set of development hardware. If you guys missed out on checking the leak Nintendo Switch Specs, don't worry we got you covered on it below.

Nintendo Switch Leaked Specs:

  • Custom Nvidia GPU chip
  • Region Free (No region lock)
  • Six inch (6.2 inch?) multi-touch screen (Heard nothing about a stylus)
  • The touchscreen has 720p resolution.
  • 32GB of built-in internal storage
  • SD card support
  • Supports USB 2.0 and 3.0
  • The dock has two 2.0 usb ports and one 3.0 usb port.
  • The portable device is around 14 – 15 mm in thickness.
  • The right analogue stick (or circle pad?) will be below the face buttons.
  • Camera and microphone are not built into/inside the NX portable device.
  • Cooling is still a little noisy
  • Detachable controllers (motion controls and next-gen vibration technology) <– Everything Laura Kate Dale said in her article was correct.
  • Share / Social button that Laura Kate Dale posted is true.
  • There are *at least* two shoulder buttons.
  • Battery Life — Ehhh not great. I haven’t heard an exact number of hours, but it doesn't sound great.
  • Below PS4 and Xbox One in raw power.
  • Supports Unreal Engine 4 and Unity Engine.

Nintendo Switch Specs Update After September 20

  • Toshiba, Megachips, and Macronix are all involved with the Nintendo NX.
  • Toshiba is the world’s second-largest NAND chip maker after Samsung. They also manufactured the flash memory chips for the Nintendo 3DS.
  • NX hardware is finalized. Don’t expect any drastic changes.
  • NX is now entering a very early stage of production.

Nintendo Switch is scheduled to launch in March 2017.

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