A new player has entered the Steam Deck scene.
Despite earlier comments from Valve employees suggesting no new model anytime soon after its 2022 launch, the Steam Deck 2 isn’t on the horizon. However, the Steam Deck OLED has arrived in full force.
Steam Deck Enhancements: Unveiling the OLED Upgrade and Notable Features
Similar to Nintendo’s move a couple of years ago with the Switch OLED, Steam has revisited the drawing board to enhance the Steam Deck with a larger and improved OLED display. It is set to launch on Nov. 16, featuring a 512GB model priced at $549.99 and a 1TB model at $649.99.
Apart from the new display technology (OLED being widely considered superior to LCD) and the introduction of a new 1TB variant, there are several other notable features. The Steam Deck OLED boasts a 7.4-inch display, an improvement over the 7-inch screen on the LCD model. Additionally, it features WiFi 6E support and a new 50Whr battery, up from the 40Whr on the LCD model. According to Valve, the battery is expected to last between 3 and 12 hours on a charge, depending on the games being played.
If you’ve been eyeing a Steam Deck for a while and LCD vs. OLED isn’t a major concern, the 64GB and 512GB LCD models are currently $50 off for a limited time, with prices set at $349.99 and $449.99, respectively. It doesn’t get much better than that.