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:
Huawei's Mate 20 Pro is a high-end smartphone that features a 6.39" 1440x3120 (538 PPI) AMOLED display produced by both BOE and LGD, an Octa-Core Kirin 980 (7 nm) chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, an NM (Nano-Memory) card slot and a triple Leica optics camera setup.
Google's 3rd generation Pixel device, launched in October 2018, sports a 5.5" 1080x2160 (443 PPI) notch-type flexible AMOLED display (6.3" 1440x2960 on the Pixel 3 XL), a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage and a dual-pixel 12.2 mp camera.
LG's V40 ThinQ is a high-end large smartphone that features a 6.4" 1440x3120 (537 PPI) notch-type pOLED display (produced by LG Display), a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64 GB of RAM, a microSD slot, a triple camera setup on the back and a dual camera setup on the front.
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.
The iPhone XS is now shipping globally starting at $999 (64GB model).
Samsung's Galaxy S9 is the company's flagship 2018 smartphone, featuring a 5.8" 1440x2960 (570 PPI) Super AMOLED display (6.2", 529 PPI, on the S9 Plus). Other features include an Octa-Core CPU (Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810), 4GB of RAM, 64/128/256 GB of storage, micro-SD slot (on dual-SIM versions only) and a high-end Dual-Pixel 12 MP camera.
The Blackview BV9600 Pro is an outdoor rugged Android (8.1) smartphone that features a 6.21-inch 1920x1080 notch-type AMOLED display, a Heilo P60 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a large 5,580mAh battery.
The BV9600 Pro is waterproof (IP68/IP69K, up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes) and dust proof. The screen also has wet-finger tracking technology and a glove mode.
The Meizu 16X is an android 8 smartphone that features a 6-inch 1080x2160 (402 PPI) Super AMOLED display, an under-the-OLED fingerprint sensor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage, a dual 20/12 MP camera and Dual-SIM.
The OnePlus 6T is a large smartphone that features a 6.41" 1080x2340 Optic AMOLED (OnePlus' own display marketing term for an SDC Super AMOLED, apparently), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, dual 16/20 MP camera setup and Dual-SIM.
Huawei's Mate 20 X is a large smartphone that features several high-end technologies - a 7.2" 1080x2244 (346 PPI) AMOLED display, a triple Leica cameras setup, a GoodixTech under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a 5000 mAh battery and a graphene thermal management film. The Mate 20 X uses an octa-core Kirin 980 (7 nm) chipset, a Dual-NPU AI-optimized processor, 6GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and an NM card slot.