Video Games

Nintendo Switch Lite Announced and Detailed

This morning, Nintendo came out of nowhere with a major announcement. Nintendo unveiled the new “Nintendo Switch Lite.” Long rumored as “Nintendo Switch Mini.” So far, there are 3 SKU’s to launch with the system: Grey (Pictured below), Turquoise, and Yellow. Nintendo Switch Lite omits some features that were in the original Nintendo Switch to accommodate the portability of Nintendo Switch Mini. Those features are:

  • No detachable joy-cons.
  • No IR or HD rumble functions.
  • No ability to dock to TV or play in ‘tabletop’ mode.

Nintendo Switch Lite Specs

Nintendo Switch Lite console
Size91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protusions.
WeightApprox. 275g
ScreenCapacitive touch screen / 5.5 inch LCD / 1280×720 resolution
CPU/GPUNVIDIA customised Tegra processor
System memory32 GB
Please note: approximately 6.2 GB of internal memory is reserved for use by the system.
Communication featuresWireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC (near-field communication)
Video output
Audio output
SpeakersStereo
Control inputs“Left Stick
Can be pressed down and used as a button.”
“Right Stick
Can be pressed down and used as a button.”
A/B/X/Y/L/R/ZL/ZR Buttons
+ Button / – Button
+Control Pad
POWER Button
Volume buttons
HOME Button
Capture Button
USB terminalUSB Type-C terminal
Used for charging the console.
Audio jackStereo output
Game card slotExclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.
microSD card slotCompatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
SensorsAccelerometer / gyroscope
Operating environmentTemperature: 5 – 35°C / Humidity: 20 – 80%
Internal batteryLithium ion battery / battery capacity 3570mAh
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, it can be replaced for a fee via Nintendo Customer Support.
Battery lifeBattery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions.
For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly four hours on a single charge.
Charging time3 hours approx.
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.

Nintendo Switch Lite arrives worldwide on September 20, 2019 for $199.99 MSRP. All your current Nintendo Switch games will work with Nintendo Switch Lite. However, some features of some games like Switch 1-2 will not work with Nintendo Switch Lite.