Valve announced a new Steam Deck, and we’ve already reviewed it. The Steam Deck OLED is a mid-cycle refresh of the original model, including adjustments to the entry-level model making it a more compelling option. Changes to the Steam Deck OLED include a larger battery, more efficient processor, enhanced display, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 support, and additional features.
The new model starts at $549 and will replace all but the entry-level model in the range. As a result of the changes, the 64GB LCD Steam Deck will drop to $349, and the 512GB LCD will drop to $499. Valve will continue to support all LCD models with software updates.
The long-term lineup starts at $399 for the old LCD Steam Deck with 256GB of storage. The new model at $549 includes an OLED display and other improvements, while the top model costs $649 and includes all hardware improvements and 1TB of storage and an improved carry case.
A Limited Edition version of the 1TB model, with a translucent shell and a customized carry case, will be sold at $679. Valve also has plans for future generations of handhelds, with ongoing improvements to SteamOS for better input options on larger displays. The Steam Deck OLED will be available to order on November 16th at 1PM ET, with shipping expected to begin as orders start to roll in.