Valve has announced a new model of its Steam Deck gaming handheld that features an OLED screen. Along with the screen improvements, there are also battery life and other upgrades.
The first hint of a new Steam deck appeared a month ago, now it’s official. The OLED model of the Steam Deck represents a significant upgrade over the previous model with LCD It is launching in this country November 16 from 7 p.m A steam. Variant with 512 GB cost 569 euroswith 1-terabyte-ssd they are 679 euros. There is no OLED variant with less memory, but compared to the previous price, only the 512 GB variant costs 20 euros more. A limited edition OLED model with a transparent housing will only be released in North America. The first test reports of the new handheld are already in, from e.g the edge.
Steam deck with LCD reduced
Its 64GB and 512GB versions LCD model will be discontinued, and Valve will only offer it in the future 256 GB for 419 instead of 549 euros Remaining stocks of discontinued versions are still being sold at reduced prices while stocks last: 369 euros for 64 GB (LCD) and 469 euros for 512 GB (LCD). The price of the official dock has also been reduced and now costs 89 euros.
The highlight of the OLED model is the large 7.4 inch screen From Samsung, which is recently 90 hertz Displays and shines: 600 nits instead of 500 nits for SDR and even has support for that HDR up to 1,000 nits. The display also has one Wide color space coverage 110 percent DCI-P3.
Other innovations include: More efficient six-nanometer manufacturing for APUsFaster memory, one Improved cooling with quiet fan And also worth highlighting is the larger 50 Watt-hour battery (previously 40 Wh), which 3 to 12 hours Should last and can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in 45 minutes. With the Steam Deck OLED, Valve has stepped up in the handheld segment and is very competitively positioned against the Asus ROG Alley (test) and the Lenovo Legion Go.
original Innovation and matching You can see in the following table:
|Innovation (OLED)||Similar to LCD models|
|7,4″ OLED, 90 Hz, 180 Hz touch-poling HDR, bis 1.000 Nits, 110% DCI-P3||Identical processor specifications (apart from build size)|
|50Wh battery||16 GB LPDDR5|
|6 nm APU||uniform dimensions|
|6.400 MT/s (RAM)||identical button|
|29 grams lighter||Uniform resolution (1,280 x 800)|
|Big heatsink, quiet fan||Uniform charging power (45 watts)|
|Loud speakers with good bass||Uniform microSD reader|
|Optimized joystick and trackpad||No hall effect joystick yet|
|good feeling||Identical SSD module|
|Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 (aptX HD, aptX LL)||Unchanged game compatibility|
|2.5m charging cable||Fixed update support|
|Less loading time|
|3-12 hours of battery life|
|New Carrying Case (1 TB Variant)|
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