Nintendo Switch Official Hardware Overview

Nintendo UK has updated their website with information about the Switch, components and features

Nintendo Switch Console

The information below is taken right from the site:

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  • Size: 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con attached)
    • Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.
  • Weight: Approx. 297g (With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)
  • Screen: Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280×720 resolution
  • CPU/GPU: NVIDIA customised Tegra processor
  • System memory: 32 GB (Please note: a portion of this internal memory is reserved for use by the system.)
  • Communication features: Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)
  • Video output: Maximum resolution: 1920×1080, 60 fps
    • Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In tabletop mode and handheld mode, the maximum resolution is 1280×720, which matches the screen resolution.
  • Audio output: Supports linear PCM 5.1ch
    • Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • USB terminal: USB Type-C terminal (Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.)
  • Headphone mic. jack: Stereo output
  • Game card slot: Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.
  • microSD card slot: Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
    • Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor
  • Operating environment: Temperature: 5 – 35°C / Humidity: 20 – 80%
  • Internal battery: Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 4310mAh
    • Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement via Nintendo Customer Support.
  • Battery life: Battery 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 three hours on a single charge.
  • Charging time: 3 hours approx.
    • Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.

Nintendo Switch Dock

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  • Size: 104mm x 173mm x 54mm
  • Weight: Approx. 327g
  • Connectors:
    • USB ports: two USB 2.0 compatible ports on the side, one on the back.*
    • System connector
    • AC adapter port
    • HDMI port
*Launches with USB 2.0 support, but USB 3.0 support will be added in a future update.

Joy-Con

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  • Size: 102mm x 35.9mm x 28.4mm
  • Weight: Joy-Con (L): Approx. 49g, Joy-Con (R): Approx. 52.1g
  • Buttons Joy-Con (L):
    • Left Stick (pressable)
    • Directional/L/ZL/SL/SR/− Buttons
    • Capture Button
    • Release button
    • SYNC Button
  • Buttons Joy-Con (R)
    • Right Stick (pressable)
    • A/B/X/Y/R/ZR/SL/SR/+ Buttons
    • HOME Button
    • Release Button
    • SYNC Button
  • Connectivity functions: Bluetooth 3.0 (Joy-Con (L)), Bluetooth 3.0, NFC (Joy-Con (R))
  • Sensors Joy-Con (L)
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyroscope
  • Sensors Joy-Con (R)
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyroscope
    • IR Motion Camera
  • Vibration function: HD rumble
    • Capable of varied and precise vibrations.
  • Internal battery: 525 mAh Li-ion battery
    • Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement via Nintendo Customer Support.
  • Battery life Approx. 20 hours
    • Please note: this time is an estimate. Actual time may vary depending on individual usage patterns.
  • Charging time Approx. 3.5 hours
    • Please note: to charge the Joy-Con, you must attach them to a Nintendo Switch console or Joy-Con charging grip (sold separately).

Joy-Con Strap

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  • Size: 101mm x 14.6mm x 13.9mm
  • Weight: Approx. 18.7g

Joy-Con grip

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  • Size: 101mm x 144mm x 40.1mm
  • Weight: Approx. 97g

Change the way you play with different play modes

Nintendo Switch can be played while connected to the TV as a home console, but actually there are three different play modes you can choose from, depending on the situation.

TV Mode

Place the Nintendo Switch console into the Nintendo Switch dock, hook up the HDMI cable to your TV, and you’re ready to play games on the TV.

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Tabletop mode

Prop up the stand attached to the back of the Nintendo Switch console to play games on its built-in screen. This mode is useful when you’re on the go without a TV, and two people can even play together by taking control of a Joy-Con each.

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Handheld mode

Attach the Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch console and play it on the go. Play wherever you like, however you want, using the 6.2 inch screen.

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HOME Menu

From the HOME Menu, you can start games and select game settings. In addition to managing friends and user accounts, you can also change your system settings here.

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Main features of the HOME Menu

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News

The latest news about games will be delivered to your Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo eShop

You can purchase digital versions of games and downloadable content by accessing Nintendo eShop. You can also get more information about games by viewing commercials and promotional videos here.

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Album

Here you can view screenshots you’ve captured during gameplay. You can freely add text to the images and effortlessly post them to social networks.

Capture screenshots in an instant

By pressing the Capture Button on Joy-Con (L), you can capture screenshots during gameplay instantly.*

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Please note: you will also be able to capture video footage after a future update.

*Some games may have sections where it is not possible to capture screenshots.

Multiplayer

Link your consoles together

By connecting with other Nintendo Switch consoles, you can enjoy local multiplayer.

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Link your consoles together

By connecting with other Nintendo Switch consoles, you can enjoy local multiplayer.

Connect via the internet

Go online* and play with far-off friends and users all over the world via Wi-Fi. With a LAN adapter, you can connect to the internet via a wired connection when playing in TV mode.

amiibo functionality

By tapping an amiibo (sold separately) to the NFC touchpoint on Joy-Con (R), you can read or write data to the amiibo.

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amiibo functionality

By tapping an amiibo (sold separately) to the NFC touchpoint on Joy-Con (R), you can read or write data to the amiibo.

There is still no information about the specs of the Switch Console itself and Nintendo is notorious for not releasing those. We will probably have to wait until the Switch launches and somehow does a teardown of the console.

-Sergio-

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