An analyst has suggested that the successor to the Nintendo Switch could feature a screen that's even bigger than that found in the current OLED model.
A Japan-based analyst has claimed that the successor to the Nintendo Switch will likely feature an 8-inch screen — a display that's even bigger than the 7-inch panel that's found in the current Switch OLED model.
The news, which comes via a report in Bloomberg, states that the next console from Nintendo will feature a larger display — the largest ever from Nintendo — and it will likely be LCD based.
This tidbit comes via Hiroshi Hayase, an analyst from Omdia (pictured above). His work has a particular focus on 'small medium' display technologies, the display market, and the associated supply chain. He's said to have been working in the LCD industry for over 35 years — so is no doubt very well sourced on such matters.
For reference here's how this reported 8 inch display stacks up against the current Switch line-up:
Nintendo Switch Lite — 5.5 inch LCD screen
Nintendo Switch OLED — 7 inch OLED screen
Of course, Nintendo are yet to even confirm the Switch successor — but it's widely expected to launch later this year.
Late last summer, various reports suggested that the new Switch was shown behind closed doors at Gamescom. Predictions of a 2024 launch and possible $400 price tag for the upcoming portable have also surfaced.