A teardown of the Nintendo Switch Lite is out.
From the look of things, the new model has the same analog stick design as the Joy-Cons' in the original Switch, and it isn't capable of outputting to a bigger screen.
Switch Lite Teardown
The analog sticks on the Switch Lite doesn't have the same part number as the ones on the standard model's Joy-Cons, but Spawn Wave believes that they're practically the same when it comes to their design and the materials they're made out of.
This might not seem like much of an issue, but the Joy-Cons are known for having a drift issue, where the stick inputs a command even though the player isn't moving it at all. The problem has been widespread enough that Nintendo is facing a class-action lawsuit over it.
Spawn Wave also explains that the Switch Lite doesn't have the hardware to output to a bigger screen, such as a TV or monitor. Particularly, it doesn't have a "semiconductor that's required to interpret video."
Another interesting takeaway is that the Switch Lite has a 16 percent smaller battery than the standard Switch and that it has an increased battery life because of its more efficient processor.
Switch Lite vs. Standard Switch
The Switch Lite was released on Sept. 20 with a $199.99 price tag.
It differs from the standard model in a number of ways. For starters, it doesn't have HD Rumble and IR Motion Camera, and it can only be used in handheld mode. Tech Times has a more detailed guide on how to choose between the Switch Lite and the original Switch.
With all said and done, don't forget to hit up the full teardown video below.