Valve unveils Steam Deck OLED with 90Hz refresh rate, 6nm AMD chip, 50Wh battery

Valve announced a new version of its handheld gaming device, the Steam Deck OLED. The new model features an OLED display, a faster processor, and improved battery life, among other upgrades.

Compared to the LCD model, the Steam Deck OLED has a slightly bigger 7.4-inch HDR OLED display with a 1280×800 resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, and up to 1,000 nits of brightness. It boasts a faster 6 nm AMD APU, which combines a quad-core Zen 2 CPU and an 8 RDNA 2 CUs GPU.

The device has 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. It also has a bigger 50Wh battery which should last longer, and 45W PD3 charging.

Steam Deck Oled

The Steam Deck OLED comes in two storage options, 512GB and 1TB, both NVMe SSD. It also has a microSD card slot for additional storage and runs on SteamOS 3.

The rest of the handheld has a similar design and layout as the LCD models, with a D-pad, two analog sticks, four face buttons, two shoulder buttons, two triggers, four back buttons, and two touchpads. It also features a gyroscope, a microphone, a headphone jack, a USB-C port, and a power button.

Steam Deck Oled

The Steam Deck OLED starts at $549 (around ₱30,700) for the 512GB model and $649 (around ₱36,300) for the 1TB model. For Philippine availability, check with local gaming retailers like Data Blitz and GameXtreme.

Steam Deck OLED specs

Display7.4-inch HDR OLED display, touchscreen, 1280×800, 16:10 Aspect Ratio, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 1000 Nits
ProcessorAMD APU Zen 2, 6nm
Storage512GB NVMe SSD
MicroSD Card Slot
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3
ControlsD-pad, ABXY Buttons, Thumbsticks, 2x Square Trackpads, L/R Triggers, L/R Bumpers, View & Menu Buttons, 4x Grip Buttons, Dedicated Steam Button
OthersStereo Speakers, Dual Mics, USB-C, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
OSSteamOS 3
Battery50Whr Battery, Up to 12 hours of gameplay, 45W PD3 charging

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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