We still have one more month to go before the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite. Until then, we, fortunately, have another Nintendo device to focus our attention on. The Nintendo Switch V2 version is a new dockable model of the highly-popular device that took on the video gaming market lately.
The new piece of hardware has already made its way into stores without much advertising. People even began giving up their original Switch for the new model.
The two devices are not widely different. The only major improvement that the V2 model brings is that it offers a longer battery life. The Nintendo Switch V2 features new processors, and it promises a battery life of 4.5 to 9 hours, compared to the original model that only offered 2.5 to 6.5 hours of playing.
Of course, tech enthusiasts already took it upon themselves to test out the improved battery of the new Switch version. A test ran on both the V1 and V2 version, made by playing YouTube videos with the screen brightness set to 100%, showed the real results. As it turns out, the original version of the Nintendo Switch lasts for 3 hours and 30 minutes, while the newer version lasted for 4 hours and 55 minutes. Therefore, there is no denying that improvement is visible.
However, is this improvement worth trading your current Switch for a new one? Keep in mind that you would have to transfer all of your saved game files from a system to the other. Nintendo does not help this process, as the data from your original Switch is automatically erased during the transfer.
Nintendo will swap out your original Switch purchased recently (after July 17) for a brand new Switch V2 if you contact them. The new model comes in a box with a red background.