The iPhone 12 features a 6.1-inch 1170x2532 HDR10 XDR AMOLED display, Apple A14 Bionic chipset, 64/128/256 GB of storage, a dual-camera setup and 5G connectivity.
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 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's flagship 2020 smartphone, the Mate 40, sports a 6.5-inch 1080x2376 (402 PPI) flexible 90Hz HDR10 OLED display. Other features include a Kirin 9000E 5G 5nm chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, an NM memory slot, a triple camera setup with Leica optics and 5G connectivity.
The Mate 40 Pro sports a larger and higher density display - 6.76", 1344x2772 (456 PPI). The mate 40 Pro+ has the same display as the Mate 40 Pro and ups the camera to a Penta setup.
Huawei's Mate 30E Pro 5G is a mid-range smartphone that features a 6.53" 1176x2400 flexible OLED HDR10 display, a Kirin 990E 5G chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a NM memory slot, 5G connectivity and a quad camera setup.
The Mate 30E Pro 5G will ship in China in early November 2020.
The iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1-inch 1170x2532 800-nits XDR AMOLED display, an Apple A14 Bionic chipset, 128/256/512 GB of storage, a quad-camera setup and 5G connectivity.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max has similar specifications but with a larger 6.7-inch 1284x2778 AMOLED display.
Rakuten's BIG 5G is a large smartphone that features a 6.9-inch 1080x2400 OLED display with an under-the-display camera. Other features include a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a microSD slot, a quad-camera setup and 5G connectivity.
The Rakuten BIG is now shipping in Japan for $660.
The Vivo V20 SE smartphone uses a 6.44-inch 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a microSDXC card slot and a triple camera setup with a 48MB main sensor.
The Vivo V20 Se is now shipping in China for around $290. You can find it on eBay.
Royole's second-generation foldable smartphone, the FlexPai 2 5G device, sports a 7.8-inch 1920x1440 OLED, a Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8/12GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage, 5G connectivity and a quad camera setup.
The Flex Pai 2 sports Royole's own Water OS, an Android version that includes special software features to take advantage of the foldable display. The phone is now shipping in China starting at $1,500, you can also find it on eBay.