Plans a company Nintendo to reveal a new model of the Nintendo Switch gaming platform with a larger OLED screen from Samsung this year.
The company hopes that its larger touch screen will support order volumes in time for the holidays, according to To report New from Bloomberg.
Samsung will begin producing 7-inch 720-pixel OLED screens as early as June with an initial monthly target of just under a million units, and the screens are scheduled to be shipped to the collectors in July.
Nintendo is aiming to maintain the Nintendo Switch lineup that continues to sell well against the Xbox and PlayStation, thanks to Animal Crossing and the chip crisis plaguing competitors.
The Nintendo device is entering its fifth year, while Sony and Microsoft both have new, more powerful platforms on the market.
The online gaming community speculated about the introduction of the OLED screen, but Nintendo remained silent.
Shuntaro Furukawa, president of the Nintendo video game company, said in February that Nintendo had no plans to announce a new Nintendo Switch platform anytime soon.
Samsung’s participation is the strongest indication that Nintendo is serious about updating the platform, and on a large scale.
Nintendo in February raised its annual forecast after the Nintendo Switch helped the company achieve its best quarterly profit since 2008.
The video game company hopes that this will continue in 2021, despite intense competition and the spread of the epidemic.
OLED screens consume less battery, provide higher contrast, and faster response time compared to the platform’s current LCD.
Nintendo decided to use solid OLED screens for the new version of the platform, which is a cheaper but less flexible alternative to the OLED screens commonly used for high-end smartphones.
The latest version comes with 4K Ultra HD graphics when linked to TVs.
Samsung says the deal is because Market prices for so-called solid OLED screens are dropping due to oversupply, so helps win With a client like the South Korean giant Nintendo in promoting production plans.
Nintendo believes in its role as a valuable partner and supplier at a time when the semiconductor shortage is straining the supply of monitor-related components.