Nintendo today announced that a new Nintendo Switch model with longer battery life will be released in the middle of August in North America and early September in Europe.
The battery of the new model number HAC-001(-01) will last approximately 4.5 – 9 hours, depending on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
For comparison, the existing model has a battery life of approximately 2.5 to 6.5 hours, with approximately lasting 3 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The new Nintendo Switch model will be available at the same price as the current model at $299.99.