Nintendo to Use Sharp’s IGZO Display in Upcoming Switch Model


Nintendo just recently launched its newest gaming console called the Nintendo Switch Lite, which will be offered for purchase starting September 20. This brand-new console is a more inexpensive version of the original Nintendo Switch that was launched on March 2017. Earlier reports had declared Nintendo might have another, high-end Switch console prepared to launch later this year. Now, according to a brand-new report, Sharp Executive Vice President, Katsuaki Nomura, has actually likewise exposed that his business will be offering Nintendo with IGZO displays for new Switch consoles. Japan Display currently provides the display screen panels for the Nintendo Switch.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Sharp’s Executive Vice President, Katsuaki Nomura was asked as to what type of displays the business is supplying to Nintendo. To which he responded, “We will supply what we are most good at, IGZO,”. Now, he didn’t look into additional details specifying which model of the Switch console would feature the IGZO displays, however considering Sharp usages display screens using the IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) innovation in its other flagship items as well, this move indicates a high-end design is undoubtedly in the works.

The report includes, “The Kyoto-based videogame maker prepares to revitalize its Switch lineup with 2 new models– one with longer battery life set to go on sale in August and a less expensive one for hand-held usage going on sale in September. People knowledgeable about Nintendo’s item preparation say it has ideas for additional updates to the Switch lineup after those two models to make the platform’s lifecycle long. President Shuntaro Furukawa has stated the company is constantly dealing with brand-new hardware.”

Now, a previous report from the Wall Street Journal states, that two brand-new variations of the Nintendo Switch video gaming console will be launched in 2019. While among them will have enhanced features and will be targeted at passionate gamers, the other one will be a less expensive option aimed at casual players.

Moving on, the Nintendo Switch Lite has already been revealed which one ended up being the less expensive alternative to the Nintendo Switch. However what about the other high-end one? Apart from rumors, there’s hasn’t been anything concrete that we have actually heard about the high-end console in regard to its specifications, price or availability. Now as we discussed above, the Switch Lite will be provided on September 20. So, can it be the day when Nintendo announces the launch of this so-called high-end Switch console? Or will there be a different announcement entirely? Guess we’ll have to wait to learn.

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