Today Valve announced a new version of its Steam Deck handheld PC with an OLED screen, simply named Steam Deck OLED.
The new version of the Steam Deck is available in two formats, 512GB and 1TB, priced respectively at $549 and $649. There is also a limited edition also priced at $649, but it's available only in the US and Canada.
The old LDC version is now discounted at $349 for the 64 GB version and $449 for the 512GB version. The 256GB also got a price drop to $399, but unlike the rest, it won't be discontinued. It's now considered the new entry-level Steam Deck model and will stay in production.
The new device comes with a few new perks besides the new screen that promises "striking contrast, brilliant clarity, a larger picture, more colors, pure blacks, and amazing motion rendition." While it is indeed slightly bigger (7.4 inches instead of 7) the resolution remains the same 1280 x 800.
The battery is larger. It's a 50Whr battery promising 3-12 hours of gameplay in combination with the smaller 6nm node of the APU. This is between 30 and 50% higher than the 40Whr battery of the LCD version.
Wi-Fi 6E replaces the old Wi-Fi 5, promising faster downloads, while the bigger fan and updated thermals promise cooler running. Lastly, it also weighs 5% less than the original LCD version.
You can read the full technical specs on the official site, albeit the rest remains the same as the old Steam Deck.
If you already have an LCD model, at least all the accessories will be compatible.
Incidentally, the 1TB model will retain the high-end feature of the old 512GB one, in the form of the display with premium anti-glare etched glass.
The limited edition version comes with different colors if you want to be snazzy, 1TB storage, premium anti-glare etched glass, and a special carrying case with a removable liner.
If you'd like to read more, you can read our review of the original Steam Deck.