Steam Deck OLED Announced – Game Informer

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    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 will go on sale next week.

    As the name suggests, the device features an HDR OLED screen to produce more vibrant colors. It also boasts a larger battery for increased charge – 30-50% more battery life depending on the game, Valve pointed out, as the OLED screen uses less power.

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

    Steam Deck OLED will be available on November 16th. It comes in three models based on storage and add-ons, including a limited edition variant with a different color scheme. Here’s a breakdown of the specs and price of each:

    512GB OLED – $549.00

    • 512GB NVMe SSD
    • 1280 x 800 HDR OLED display
    • 7.4 inch display size
    • 6nm APU
    • Wi-Fi 6E
    • 50Whr battery; 3-12 hours of gameplay (depending on content)
    • 45W power supply with 2.5m cable
    • A carry-on bag
    • Steam profile bundle

    1TB OLED – $649.00

    • 1TB NVMe SSD
    • 1280 x 800 HDR OLED display
    • 7.4 inch display size
    • Premium anti-glare etched glass
    • 6nm APU
    • Wi-Fi 6E
    • 50Whr battery; 3-12 hours of gameplay (depending on content)
    • 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 in US and Canada only)

    • 1TB NVMe SSD
    • 1280 x 800 HDR OLED display
    • 7.4 inch display size
    • Premium anti-glare etched glass
    • 6nm APU
    • Wi-Fi 6E
    • 50Whr battery; 3-12 hours of gameplay (depending on content)
    • 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

    After its launch, the Steam Deck OLED will become the default Steam Deck as Valve is phasing out the original LCD models. As such, first-generation Steam decks are permanently discounted: $349 for the 64GB LCD, $399 for the 256GB LCD, and $449 for the 512GB LCD. These models will remain available until their stock runs out. You can read a wishlist and more about the Steam Deck OLED here. 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 make you buy the device for the first time? Tell us in the comments!

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