In recent years OLED technology has emerged as the leading smartphone display technology, and the world's most popular phone vendors are all shipping AMOLED smartphones.
In 2018, over 500 million AMOLED screens were produced - mostly to satisfy demand from mobile phones vendors. The smartphone OLED 2018 market was led by Samsung, who has been using AMOLEDs in its high-end phones for many years, followed by Apple, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei and others. Samsung is branding its smartphone OLED displays as Super AMOLED display.
Most display experts and consumers agree that OLED displays are the world's best smartphone displays. The best smartphone OLED displays are the Super AMOLED displays produced by Samsung Display, but other OLED producers (such as LG and BOE Display) are also producing high quality OLEDs.
Following is a list of smartphone with OLED displays:
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is the company's 2019 flagship phablet device, featuring a 6.3" 2280x1080, 401 PPI, Dynamic Infinity-O AMOLED display (6.8" 3040x1440, 498 PPI, on the Note 10+) with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB (10GB on the Note 10+) of RAM, 256GB of storage and a triple-camera setup. The Note 10+ has a 5G model.
For the Note 10 and 10+, Samsung upgraded the S Pen with a new design and capabilities and worked with Microsoft to enable Windows Live mirroring support for the Note 10.
Huawei's P30 smartphone features a 6.1" 1080x2340 AMOLED display (6.47" 1080x2340 on the P30 Pro), a Kirin 980 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM and 64/128/256 GB of storage (the P30 Pro has a 512GB variant) in addition to a Nano Memory card slot. The P30 also features a triple camera setup (quad-camera on the P30 Pro) and an under-the-display fingerprint sensor.
The S10 phones use Samsung's latest AMOLEDs, that are now HDR10+ certified, include an under-the-OLED fingerprint sensor (Qualcomm ultra-sonic) and cut-outs for the selfie cameras. Samsung calls these displays "Dynamic AMOLED" (due to the HDR support, probably) and "Infinity-O Display" due to the camera cut-outs.
Apple's 2018 iPhone XS sports a 5.8" 1125x2436 notch-type flexible AMOLED display (produced by Samsung Display), an Hexa-Core Apple A12 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64/256/512 GB of storage and a 12MP camera. In addition to the iPhone XS, Apple also offers the larger iPhone XS Max with its 6.5" 1242x2688 flexible AMOLED.
Oppo's flagship Reno Ace smartphone features a 90Hz 6.5" 1080x2400 500 nits HDR AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a quad camera setup.
The Reno Ace will ship by the end of October 2019.
Sharp's Aquos Zero 2 is a high-end gaming smartphone that features a 6.4" 2340x1080 AMOLED display with a 240Hz refresh rate. Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 8GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, dual-camera setup and IP65/IP68 water resistance.
The 240Hz display is actually a 120Hz display that inserts a black frame between each actual frame to create a quasi-240Hz cycle. This, according to Sharp, reduces motion blur . The touch panel is also operating at 240Hz which "dramatically improves" the response.
Huawei's Mate 30 smartphone sports a 6.62" 1080x2340 AMOLED display with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Kirin 990 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a triple camera setup. The Mate 30 Pro features a smaller display but with a higher resolution (6.53 inches, 1176 x 2400) and a quad camera setup. The Mate 30 family of smartphones (which also include a 5G edition of the Mate 30) features a graphene heat dissipation film.
The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will start shipping in October 2019.
The Vivo NEX 3 sports a 6.89" 1080x2256 (363 PPI) Super AMOLED edge-type full-screen display and an under-the-display finger print sensor. Other features include a Qualcomm 855+ chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, triple camera setup and a motorized pop-up selfie camera.
Vivo expects to launch the NEX 3 in October 2019, and the company will also release a 5G variant (NEX 3 5G).
Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max uses a 6.5" 2688x1242 (458 PPI) AMOLED display and features Apple's latest A13 Bionic chip, 64/256/512GB of storage, a triple camera setup, HDR, FaceID - and is water and dust resistant.
Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max will start shipping on September 20 starting at $1,099 (for the 64GB model).
Apple's iPhone 11 Pro uses a 5.8" notch-type 2436x1125 (458 PPI) AMOLED display and features Apple's latest A13 Bionic chip, 64/256/512GB of storage, a triple camera setup, HDR, FaceID - and is water and dust resistant.
Apple's iPhone 11 Pro will start shipping on September 20 starting at $999 (for the 64GB model).