It's just another handheld.
Not really. To those that only play docked it isn't and it even performs differently based on docked vs undocked play. One could CHOOSE to use it that way though.
I have seen the discussions since we have known about the switch i called it a tablet in 2013 and in that implementation tossed it in generation 8. But in its current form it is the best of both worlds. So to just end both debates let it be known its a Pocketconsole/handheldonsole of the first generation
Gen 3 pocketconsole. Gen 1 was the Sega nomad and gen 2 was the Nvidia shield.