New IGZO Nintendo Switch display to be provided by Sharp

Nintendo Switch

The upcoming versions of Nintendo's Switch promise considerably longer battery life when compared to existing Switch consoles while using similar batteries. The exec did not disclose specifications of the panel or which of Nintendo's consoles will get IGZO displays first.

Forward-looking: While we know Nintendo's Switch Lite is on the way, the company is rumored to also be preparing a high-end version of the console.

Now, a previous report from the Wall Street Journal states, that two new versions of the Nintendo Switch gaming console will be released in 2019.

By opting to use Sharp's screens in the Switch, Nintendo could take advantage of the smaller transistors used in IGZO displays to increase the system's overall power efficiency. Sharp says its IGZO, or indium gallium zinc oxide, displays offer high resolution and low energy consumption. It's not clear which models will benefit from this.

The current Switch uses an amorphous silicon (a-Si) display, which were originally manufactured by Japan Display Inc., but has since been manufactured by Taiwanese companies. Japan Display now supplies the display panels for the Nintendo Switch. To which he replied, "We will provide what we are most good at, IGZO,".

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Sharp Corporation will be providing new IGZO panels for Nintendo.

People familiar with Nintendo's product planning say it has ideas for further updates to the Switch lineup after those two models to make the platform's lifecycle long.