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Steam Deck OLED

Steam Deck OLED Announced

by Marcus Stewart on Nov 09, 2023 at 12:25 PM

Valve has unveiled its first upgraded iteration of the Steam Deck. Dubbed simply the Steam Deck OLED, the new handheld features several technical and form factor improvements, and it goes on sale next week.

As the name implies, the device boasts an HDR OLED screen to produce more vibrant colors. It also boasts a larger battery for an increased charge – 30-50% more battery life depending on the game, with Valve pointing out that the OLED screen consumes less power.

The device also includes an updated and more efficient AMD APU and Wi-Fi 6E, resulting in downloads up to three times faster for increased bandwidth and lower latency. Steam Deck OLED also runs cooler thanks to its bigger fan and improved thermals. Overall, the device is 5% lighter than the original model.

 

Steam Deck OLED becomes available for purchase on November 16 at 1 p.m. ET. It comes in three models based on storage and add-ons, including one Limited Edition variant featuring a different color scheme. Here’s a breakdown of the specs and price of each one:

512GB OLED – $549.00

  • 512GB NVMe SSD
  • 1280 x 800 HDR OLED display
  • 7.4" Diagonal display size
  • 6 nm APU
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • 50Whr battery; 3-12 hrs of gameplay (content dependent)
  • 45W Power supply with 2.5m cable
  • Carrying case
  • Steam profile bundle

1TB OLED – $649.00

  • 1TB NVMe SSD
  • 1280 x 800 HDR OLED display
  • 7.4" Diagonal display size
  • Premium anti-glare etched glass
  • 6 nm APU
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • 50Whr battery; 3-12 hrs of gameplay (content dependent)
  • 45W Power supply with 2.5m cable
  • Carrying case with removable liner
  • Steam profile bundle
  • Exclusive startup movie
  • Exclusive virtual keyboard theme
Limited Edition Steam Deck OLED

Limited Edition 1 TB OLED – $679.00 (available only in the U.S. and Canada)

  • 1TB NVMe SSD
  • 1280 x 800 HDR OLED display
  • 7.4" Diagonal display size
  • Premium anti-glare etched glass
  • 6 nm APU
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • 50Whr battery; 3-12 hrs of gameplay (content dependent)
  • 45W Power supply with 2.5m cable
  • Limited Edition carrying case with removable printed liner
  • Steam profile bundle
  • Exclusive startup movie
  • Exclusive virtual keyboard theme

Once it launches, Steam Deck OLED will become the default Steam Deck moving forward as Valve is phasing out the original LCD models. As such, the first generation Steam Decks have been permanently discounted: $349 for the 64GB LCD, $399 for the 256GB LCD, and $449 for the 512GB LCD. These models will be available until they're out of stock. You can wishlist and read more about Steam Deck OLED on its official Steam store page

What do you think of the Steam Deck OLED? Will you be upgrading from your original model or is this enough to get you to buy the device for the first time? Let us know in the comments!