Nintendo Switch
Banners of Nintendo's new game console Switch are pictured at its experience venue in Tokyo, Japan, January 13, 2017. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

When the Nintendo Switch was announced last year, the general public had several questions about the unit that seemed to morph between modes, from home docked to portable. Since then, the Japanese company has done a great job in explaining what the upcoming console was capable of -- and now it has announced what kind of power it has.

As revealed by Nintendo UK, the Switch console itself has a 6.2 inch capacitive touchscreen with a 1280 x 720 resolution. With the Joy-Cons attached, it measures approximately 102 x 239 x 13.9 mm and weighs 398 grams. Powering the unit is a custom Nvidia Tegra processor, which is still the largest mystery about the console as neither Nintendo nor Nvidia has given any information about the same.

The Nintendo Switch has 32GB of internal memory built into the console itself. This is definitely smaller than the likes found on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but it is expandable via MicroSD cards. There will be official SD Cards available, but several reports claim that any SD card will be compatible. Therefore, official ones from the company are arguably an unnecessary cost.

The console’s maximum video output is 1920 x 1080 at 60 frames per second when attached to a television. But unattached, screen resolution remains as mentioned earlier. The battery life reportedly lasts for six hours, but Nintendo was quick to mention that it depends on the game being played. While playing “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild,” the console can last just three hours. Charging, on the other hand, time will span three hours while the device is on sleep mode.

The Nintendo Switch dock, which allows the console to connect to a television set, sports several types of ports for easy connectivity. It has two USB 2.0 compatible ports on the side and one on the back, as well as a system connector, an AC adapter port and an HDMI port. The company also notes that in the future, the dock will support USB 3.0 connectivity.

The right Joy-Con has the directional/ L/ ZL/ SL/ SR buttons, as well the capture, release and SYNC buttons. Meanwhile, the right Joy-Con houses the A/ B/ X/ Y/ R/ ZR/ SL/ SR/ + buttons, as well as the HOME, release and SYNC buttons. Both units measure 102 x 35.9 x 28.4 mm as well as Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. However, only the right Joy-Con connects via near field communication.

The Nintendo Switch, will officially launch on March 3, retails for about $470. They can be pre ordered here.

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