Nintendo releases smaller, cheaper Switch model for handheld game play

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Nintendo just unveiled a smaller and more affordable Switch model, the Switch Lite.

Unlike the flagship Switch, the Switch Lite has integrated controls, no kickstand and does not support video output to a TV. Having said that, the Switch Lite is designed specifically for handheld game play. This also means that you can only games in the Nintendo Switch Library that support handheld mode and they are easily identified by a 'handheld mode' icon.

The Switch Lite sports a 5.5-inch 720p touch display with battery life of approximately 3 to 7 hours depending on the games you play. The battery mileage is slightly better than the Switch (approximately 2.5 to 6.5 hours) due to a more power-efficient chip layout.

The Switch Lite will be launched on 20 September at a retail price of US$199.99 (S$271) and comes in three colors: yellow, gray and turquoise. A carrying case and screen protector set for the Switch Lite will also be available.

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This article was first published in Hardware Zone.

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