Article last updated on: Jan 17, 2019

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.

Following is a list of smartphone with OLED displays:



Huawei Mate P30 / P30 Pro

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.

Huawei Mate P30 Pro photo

The P30 and P30 Pro are now shipping globally, starting at around $900. The P30 Pro 8Gb costs around $1,200.

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung's flagship smartphone for 2019 includes three different variants (in addition to the lite GS10e version). As we focus on the OLED display, we list these below:

  • Galaxy S10 5G: 6.7" 3040x1440 (502 PPI) flexible AMOLED
  • Galaxy S10+: 6.4" 3040x1440 (522 PPI) flexible AMOLED
  • Galaxy S10: 6.1" 3040x1440 (550 PPI) flexible AMOLED

Samsung Galaxy S10 photo

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.

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Apple iPhone XS

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.

Apple iPhone XS photo

The iPhone XS is now shipping globally starting at $999 (64GB model).

Vivo X27 Pro

Vivo's X27 Pro is a high-end smartphone that features a 6.7" 1080x2460 full-screen Super AMOLED display, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, an Octa-Core chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, a 48MP triple-lens camera and a motorized pop-up 32MP selfie camera.

Vivo X27 Pro photo

The Vivo X27 Pro will ship by the end of April 2019 for around $600.

Oppo Reno / Reno 10x zoom

Oppo's Reno is a high-end smartphone that features a 6.4" 1080x2340 full-screen AMOLED display, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, an octa-core chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256GB of storage, a 48 MP dual camera and a motorized pop-up 16MP selfie.

Oppo Reno photo

The Reno 10x Zoom is a similar phone with a larger display (6.6-inch, 1080x2340), a microSD slot and a periscope 10x zoom lens.

Samsung Galaxy A80

Samsung's Galaxy A80 is a high-end smartphone that features a 6.7" 10480x2400 full-screen Super AMOLED display, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, an Octa-core chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a 48 MP triple camera which doubles as a selfie camera via a motorized rotating module.

Samsung Galaxy A80 photo

The Galaxy A80 will ship by the end of April 2019.

Samsung Galaxy A40

Samsung's Galaxy A40 is a mid-range smartphone that features a 5.9" 1080x2340 Super AMOLED notch-type display, an Octa-core chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, microSD slot, Dual-SIM and dual camera on the back.

Samsung Galaxy A40 photo

The Galaxy A40 is now shipping for around $280.

Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A70 is a large smartphone that features a 6.7" 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, an octa-core chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, micro-SD slot and a triple camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy A70 photo
The Galaxy A70 will ship globally starting in April 2019.

Vivo X27

The Vivo X27 smartphone features a 6.39" 1080x2340 Super AMOLED full-screen display with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor and a motorized pop-up selfie camera, a Snapdragon 710 chip-set, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, a micro-SD slot, a triple camera setup and Dual-SIM.

Vivo X27 photo

The Vivo X27 will ship in China by the end of March 2019 for around $550.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 is a gaming smartphone that features a 6.39" 1080 x 2340 AMOLED (SDC) display that supports pressure-sensitive touch and an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6/8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of RAM, a dual camera setup (with a 48MP main sensor), two front-facing stereo speakers and a Liquid Cool 3.0 vapor chamber cooling system.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 photo

The Black Shark 2 is now shipping in China starting at 3,200 Yuan (around $480).