Nintendo introduces a Switch model refresh with better battery life

Darrell Etherington
Nintendo introduces a Switch model refresh with better battery life

Nintendo already announced an entirely new Switch console this month, the Switch Lite, and now it's bumping some of the specs on the existing Switch with a slightly updated version, spotted by The Verge. Nintendo's official Switch comparison page lists the models with improved battery life as model number HAC-001(-01), with the bracketed addition distinguishing it from the original. In all other respects the two Switch models appear to be similar, if not identical, so it's probably not enough of a change to get anyone considering an upgrade, unless the battery life on your current version really seems to fall about two hours short of your ideal play session length on average.