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  • Writer's pictureGreg Ezell

Valve Announces Steam Deck OLED

The Steam Deck is back...in OLED form!


a beautiful steam deck

Yesterday Valve announced the Steam Deck OLED will be coming to Valve store fronts very soon. Given the nature of handhelds, it was only a matter of time before Valve announced a major revision to their hardware.


Much like the Nintendo Switch OLED, the Steam Deck OLED isn't the second version of the Steam Deck, but more of a revision from the original model.


The biggest draw to the OLED version of the Steam Deck is the screen. It is very apparent looking at the side-by-side comparisons that the OLED version gives you a brighter, clearer screen. But that isn't all! The Steam Deck OLED boasts a 7.4in diagonal display (.4 inches more than the original version), Wi-fi 6 (original version has Wi-fi 5) and a 50W battery (compared to the original's 40W) that Valve estimates will give you 3-12 hours of gaming in a single charge.


Here is a comparison chart from Valve:


steam deck comparison chart

The Steam Deck OLED is slated to be available on November 16th.

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