‘Smach Zero’, handheld Steam device to launch in late 2016

smach zero steamboyThe Steamboy, the first handheld Steam machine has been given a name change, according to its manufacturer, Smach. The little device will now be known as the Smach Zero, and has been given a release date of Q4 2016,  in time for the holidays.

The Smach Zero will be available to pre-order from November 10th this year, and will have a retail pricing of $299 and €299, but prices are expected to increase closer to the handheld’s release date. The Smach Zero will be the first Steam machine to play games on the go, and the company are confident in saying that there will be more than 1,000 Steam titles available to play on the handheld when the machine launches.

Here are the confirmed hardware specs:

  • AMD embedded G-Series SoC “Steppe Eagle” with Jaguar-based CPU and GCN-based Radeon graphics
  • smach zero steamboy4 GB RAM memory
  • 32GB internal memory and SD Card Slot
  • USB OTG
  • 5-inch Touch screen with 720p resolution
  • Configurable tactile gamepads
  • HDMI video output connection
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4G mobile network connectivity (PRO model only)

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[Source: MCV]

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