YouTube channel Nintendo Prime has looked into the new dock that comes with the Nintendo Switch OLED and found some interesting things. As it turned out, its HDMI port “At least HDMI 2.0 compliant”, which means it supports the output of images in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.
The original Nintendo Switch dock contains an HDMI 1.4 port. It supports 1080p at 60fps or 4K at 30fps (which was not implemented on the console itself). However, since the new docking station is at least HDMI 2.0 compliant, this theoretically means that it can output 4K at 60fps, and even with HDR applied.
However, the source stressed that the Nintendo Switch OLED is unlikely to ever be able to output 4K resolution because the console uses the same Tegra X1 chip as the original model and Switch Lite. The dock itself does not have the ability to upscale 1080p to 4K and therefore the 4K output must be handled by the console with either increased power or DLSS-style upscaling – none of which the OLED version offers.
It is assumed that the docking station was designed for the future. It could work with a potential future Nintendo Switch model that supports 4K.
Previously published by Bloomberg statedthat at least eleven companies received 4K Nintendo Switch devkits.