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.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is the company's flagship 2021 smartphones. The GS21 sports a 6.2-inch 1080x2400 120Hz 1,300 nits HDR10+ Dynamic AMOLED display, an Exynos 2100 chipset (or Snapdragon 888 in some markets) , 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.
The GS21+ features a larger 6.7-inch AMOLED, but otherwise keeps pretty much the same features and specifications. The Galaxy S21 Ultra features a 6.8-inch 1440x3200 Dynamic AMOLED 2X (LTPO reportedly), which features 1,500 nits. The GS21 also offers a quad camera setup and a 16 GB RAM and 512 GB of storage variant.
The Google Pixel 5 smartphone features a 6-inch 1080x2340 (432 PPI) 90hz HDR10+ AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a dual camera setup and 5G connectivity.
Samsung's Galaxy A32 smartphone sports a 6.4-inch 1080x2400 90Hz Super AMOLED display, a Mediatek Helio G80 chipset, 4/6/8 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot (shared SIM) and a quad-camera setup.
The Galaxy A32 is now shipping starting at around $265.
Xiaomi's Redmi K40 smartphone features a 6.67-inch 1080x2400 120Hz 1,300 nits Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, 6/8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.
The K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ feature the same display, but with a stronger chipset, and better cameras.
Huawei's second-generation foldable smartphone, the Mate X2, features an inside-folding AMOLED display, a 8-inch 90Hz 2480 x 2200 one. There is also an external 6.45-inch 1160 x 2700 90Hz (240Hz touch sampling rate) AMOLED display.
Huawei says that the foldable screens adopts a "magnetically-controlled nano optical layer" to reduce reflection and glare (the company says reflectivity is <1.5%, compared to >5% in the Galaxy Fold 2). The cover is plastic (and not UTG like in Samsung's latest displays). Huawei also developed a new hinge design and materials that enable the phone to be closed without a gap, while the OLED itself is not completely folded to minimize creasing.
Samsung's Galaxy F62 is an Android smartphone that features a 6.7-inch 1080x2400 420-nits Super AMOLED (Plus?) display, an octa-core Exynos 9825 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a microSDXC slot and a quad-camera setup.
The Galaxy F62 will ship by the end of February 2021 starting at around $330
The Honor V40 5G is an android smartphone with a 6.72-inch 800-nits 120Hz 1236x2676 (440 PPI) AMOLED display, a Mediatek MT6889Z Deminsity 1000+ chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.
The V40 5G is now shipping in China starting at around $560.