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Nintendo Switch to receive minor hardware refresh

17 July 2019 – by Jack Taylor

An updated version of the flagship Nintendo Switch model will launch in September, offering improved battery life.

Nintendo has revealed that in all regions, an updated version of the original Nintendo Switch console with more battery life will launch in the summer.

The first version of the console, with model number HAC-001, offers between 2.5 to 6.5 hours of battery life in one full charge; the new version, with model number HAC-001-01, ups that to between 4.5 and 9 hours on a single charge.

In comparison, Nintendo Switch Lite sits somewhere between the two, with around 3 to 7 hours of battery life on a single charge.

The new model Switch is distinguisable by its updated packaging, and will be available in Europe from early September, and from August in North America and Japan.