Nintendo Switch Lite: All You Need To Know

The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in three colors, costs less(just $200) and lacks a dock. It’s coming Sept. 20

The Nintendo Switch Lite is handheld-only and costs $200. (UK and Australian pricing is yet to be announced, but that converts to £160 or AU$290.) That’s $100 less than the original Switch and also shrinks the previous model down a bit, with a 5.5-inch, 720-pixel screen. But it also ditches TV connectivity via USB-C, and no longer has detachable rumbling controllers.

The original Nintendo Switch, which sold 34 million systems globally in the first two years, will stick around alongside the Switch Lite at the original $300 price.

The lower-cost Switch Lite is missing some features, but also seems like Nintendo’s handheld future beyond the Nintendo 3DS. But even though the Switch Lite looks like the beginning of the end of the 3DS/2DS, according to Bowser, those handhelds aren’t disappearing yet either.

Nintendo Switch Lite Specs

Nintendo Switch Lite console


91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm
note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protusions.


Approx. 275g


Capacitive touch screen / 5.5 inch LCD / 1280×720 resolution


NVIDIA customised Tegra processor

System memory

32 GB
note: approximately 6.2 GB of internal memory is reserved for use by the system.

Communication features

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC (near-field communication)

Video output.

Audio output.

Speakers Stereo

“Left Stick Can be pressed down and used as a button.”

“Right Stick Can be pressed down and used as a button.”

Control inputs

A/B/X/Y/L/R/ZL/ZR Buttons
+ Button / – Button
+Control Pad
POWER Button
Volume buttons
HOME Button
Capture Button

USB terminal

USB Type-C terminal
Used for charging the console.

Audio jack

Stereo output
Game card slot Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.

microSD card slot

Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
Sensors Accelerometer / gyroscope

Operating environment

Temperature: 5 – 35°C / Humidity: 20 – 80%

Internal battery

Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 3570mAh
note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, it can be replaced for a fee via Nintendo Customer Support.

Battery life

Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions.

Charging time

3 hours approx.
note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.

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