When buying a new electronic device, one of the most satisfying moments is undoubtedly when we remove the various protective films in order to make the machine appear in impeccable condition, free of any dust or scratches.

The same is generally true for movies displayed on the screens of electronic devices such as phones, tablets or portable consoles.

In the case of the OLED Switch, however, the Japanese firm strongly recommends not to remove the protection present on the screen: "Do not peel the anti-diffusion adhesive film from the OLED screen of the console", warns the manual of the OLED Switch.

The message, however, is not there to prevent you from scratching your screen, but to prevent you from injuring yourself.

Shatterproof protection

Indeed, where the screen of the first Switch model was made of plastic, that of the OLED version is made of glass.

While this can result in increased image fidelity, it also means the screen is more fragile.

In the event of a strong impact, the glass screen may shatter and sharp shards may injure the user.

The film placed on the screen by Nintendo therefore aims to prevent the glass from shattering in the event of a fall and also protects against scratches.

As The Verge reports, the film is almost imperceptible, so there is no need to remove it for better picture quality or higher responsiveness from the touchscreen.

Finally, Nintendo also indicated that it was possible to add a layer of protection over this anti-shatter film without removing it.

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