Article last updated on: Nov 08, 2020

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.

Huawei Honor Note 10 photo

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 premium phones today adopt flexible OLED displays. Apple for example is using a flexible 5.8" 1125x2436 OLED (made by SDC) in its 2018 iPhone XS (the iPhone XS Max sports a larger 6.5" 1242x2688 flexible AMOLED). Display experts say that the iPhone XS Display is the world's best smartphone display.

OLEDs - the best smartphone displays?

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.

Click here to find OLED smartphones at Amazon.com



Following is a list of smartphone with OLED displays:

Samsung Galaxy S22 / S22+ / S22 Ultra

Samsung's Galaxy S22 series of flagship smartphones include three different phones. The Galaxy S22 sports a 6.1" 120Hz 1300 nits 1080x2340 Dynamic AMOLED 2X, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen-1 (or Exynos 2200) chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra photo

The Galaxy S22+ features a similar specifications but with a larger 6.6" AMOLED which is also brighter at 1,750 nits. The Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 6.8" 120Hz 1750-nits 1440x3080 Dynamic AMOLED 2X, and also stronger specifications, including up to 1TB of storage, 12GB of RAM, a quad camera setup with a main 108MP sensor and an S Pen stylus.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max

Apple's iPhone 13 Pro features a 6.1" 1170x2532 (460 PPI) 10Hz-120Hz 1200 nits LTPO AMOLED display, Apple's A15 Bionic chipset, Dual-SIM, 8 GB of RAM, and 128Gb to 1TB storage options. There iPhone 13 Pro also sports a quad camera setup, 5G connectivity and Dual SIM support.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro photo

The iPhone 13 Pro Max shares similar specification, with a larger 6.7-inch 1284x2778 (258 PPI) AMOLED.

OLED Handbook

OnePlus 10T

The OnePlus 10T smartphone offers a 6.7-inch 120Hz 1080x2412 Fluid AMOLED, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, 8/12/16 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

OnePlus 10T photo

The 10T will ship by the end of August 2022, starting at around $715.

Asus Zenfone 9

Asus' Zenfone 9 smartphone offers a 5.9" 120Hz 1100 nits 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, a snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, 8/16 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and dual-SIM.

Asus Zenfone 9 photo

The Zenfone 9 will ship in August 2022, starting at around $800.

Vivo iQOO 10 / iQOO 10 Pro

The Vivo iQOO 10 smartphone offers a 6.78-inch 120Hz 1500 nits 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256/512 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Vivo iQOO 10 Pro photo

The iQOO 10 Pro offers an improved screen - a 6.78" 120Hz 1500 nits 1440x3200 LTPO AMOLED, and other improved specifications.

Oppo Reno8 / Reno8 Pro

Oppo's Reno8 smartphone offers a 6.4" 90Hz 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Mediatek Dimensity 1300 chipset, 8 G Bof RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup. The Reno8 Pro offers a larger and improved display - 6.7" 120Hz 1080x2412 AMOLED, a Dimensity 8100-Max chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

Oppo Reno8 Pro photo

The Reno8 and Reno8 pro will start shipping by the end of July 2022 starting at around $500.

Nothing Phone 1

The Nothing Phone 1 features a 6.55-inch 120Hz 1200 nits 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a dual camera setup and Dual SIM.

Nothing Phone 1 photo

The Nothing Phone One is now shipping starting at around $475.

Infinix Note 12 / 12 Pro

The Infinix Note 12 5G smartphone offers a 6.7-inch 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset, 6 G of RAM, 64 GB of storage, microSDXC, Dual SIM and a triple camera setup.

Infinix Note 12 photo

The Note 12 Pro offers the same display, but with better specifications.

Xiaomi 12 Lite

Xiaomi's 12 Lite smartphone is a smaller (a budget-friendly addition to Xiaomi's 12 series) features a 6.55" 120Hz 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, 128/256 GB of RAM, 6/8 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi 12 Lite photo

The Xiaomi 12 Lite phone will ship by the end of July 2022 starting at around $450.

Huawei Nova 10 / Nova 10 Pro

Huawei's Nova 10 smartphone offers a 6.67-inch 120Hz 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 778G chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup. The Nova 10 Pro offers a slightly larger and sharper display, 6.78-inch 120Hz 1200x2652, and other increased specifications.

Huawei Nova 10 Pro photo

The Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro should start shipping soon starting at $400.

Cambridge Isotope Laboratories - Deutreated Reagents and High-Purity Gases for OLEDsCambridge Isotope Laboratories - Deutreated Reagents and High-Purity Gases for OLEDs