- Since its launch Steam Deck has been available in many regions across the globe.
- Steam Deck is apparently arriving in India via grey market.
- The approximate Indian pricing of Steam Deck has been revealed.
Valve had launched Steam Deck in certain markets including US, the EU, Canada, and others several months ago, but its global availability still seems to be limited. The handheld device is seemingly making its way to India via grey market. According to gaming industry insider Rishi Alwani, Steam Deck could be available in local gaming stores in India soon. The approximate Indian pricing of Steam Deck has also been revealed. That being said, it’s unclear which stores will have Steam Decks and when they will available to order online.
The estimated price of Steam Deck is mentioned below:
- Steam Deck 64GB – Rs 62,500
- Steam Deck 256GB – Rs 77,000
- Steam Deck 512GB – Rs 90,000
According to Rishi, the prices of Steam Deck are expected to drop further when Valve starts shipping more units across various regions. Parallel importers will then have more options to get the device at a cheaper price, reducing the Steam Deck price in India as well. That said, avoid buying Steam Deck from retailers that have listed the device at a price much than the estimated one.
Steam Deck is a portable gaming device with a 7-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixels, 60Hz refresh rate, and 16:10 aspect ratio. It is powered by an AMD Zen 2-based processor and an RDNA 2-based GPU that offers up to 1.6 TFLOPS. Steam Deck comes with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB NVMe SSD storage. The device also supports expandable storage via a microSD card. In terms of connectivity, the Steam Deck supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, USB-C, USB 3.2, 3.5mm audio jack, and DisplayPort 1.4. You can also connect the device to an external monitor to get up to 8K gameplay at 60Hz or 4K gameplay at 120Hz.