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.
The Honor 50 smartphone series include the Honor 50, Honor 50 Pro and the Honor 50SE. The top of the line Honor 50 Pro uses a 6.72-inch 120Hz 1236x2676 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 778G chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, two selfie cameras, a quad camera setup and 5G connectivity.
The Honor 50 features a 6.57-inch 1080x2340 120Hz AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 778G chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a quad camera setup and 5G connectivity. The Honor 50 SE dials down the specifications and include a 6.78-inch LCD display.
Sharp's Aquos R6 smartphones features a 6.67-inch 2730x1260 1Hz-240Hz dynamic refresh rate IGZO AMOLED display, a snapdragon 888 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a main 20M camera with a 1-inch sensor designed by Leica).
The Sharp Aquos R6 will ship in Japan (NTT DoCoMo) by the end of June 2021.