Steam Deck OLED with 7.4″ 90Hz HDR display, new AMD APU, up to 1TB storage announced

Valve has introduced an upgraded version of its handheld gaming device, the Steam Deck, called the Steam Deck OLED. The key enhancement is the switch from an LCD to a 1280 x 800 HDR OLED display, offering a 7.4-inch 90Hz screen with 1,000-nit brightness, an improvement over the original 7-inch LCD.

The updated Steam Deck boasts an AMD “6nm APU” (compared to the original 7nm APU), featuring a Zen 2-based 4-core/8-thread configuration with RDNA2 graphics. The OLED version is 640g (30g) lighter than its LCD counterpart and comes with a 45W power supply, a 2.5m cable, and a bundled carrying case.

It also includes upgraded features like Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, an improved haptic system, and a larger 50 Whr battery, promising 3–12 hours of gameplay – a 30-50% increase from the LCD models.

Valve is additionally launching a limited-edition 1 TB Steam Deck OLED model exclusively in the US and Canada. This special edition includes a transparent shell, an exclusive carrying case with unique artwork, and a cooler system.

Quick specifications: Steam Deck OLED

Pricing and availability
  • Steam Deck OLED (512GB): USD 549 (Rs. 45,750 approx.).
  • Steam Deck OLED (1TB): USD 649 (Rs. 54,080 approx.).
  • Steam Deck OLED (1TB) Limited Edition (Includes Limited Edition carrying case with removable printed liner) with smoky translucent color, available only in the US and Canada: USD 679 (Rs. 56,580 approx.).

The Steam Deck OLED will be available for pre-order on Valve’s official website starting November 16, 2023, in various countries, including the US, Canada, UK, EU, and others.