Article last updated on: Aug 06, 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 P40 / P40 Pro / P40 Pro+

Huawei's flagship P40 smartphone features a 6.1" 1080x2340 AMOLED display, a triple camera setup, HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipset, 5G connectivity, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and an NM card slot. The P40 will also sport a graphene thermal dissipation film (Huawei's SuperCool system).

Huawei P40 pro photo

The P40 Pro has a larger 6.58" 1200x2640 AMOLED display, that features HDR-10, DCI-P3 and a 90Hz refresh rate. It also has a quad camera setup (50MP main sensor) and 256 GB of RAM. The P40 Pro+ uses the same display and some better specifications (512 GB of RAM, five camera setup).

Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20+ / S20 Ultra

Samsung's Flagship phone series for 2020, the S20, comes in three models, all with Dynamic AMOLED displays. Here is the full display specification:

  • Galaxy S20: 6.2" 1440x3200 (20:9, 563 PPI) 120Hz HDR Dynamic AMOLED
  • Galaxy S20+: 6.7" 1440x3200 (525 PPI) 120Hz HDR Dynamic AMOLED
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra: 6.9" 1440x3200 (511 PPI), 120Hz, Dynamic AMOLED

Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup
The Galaxy S20 features: an Exynos-990/Snapdragon-865 chipset, triple camera setup, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, microSDXC slot. The S20+ has a quad-camera setup and similar specs. The S20 Ultra adds a 108 MP camera (still quad-setup) and up to 16GB/512GB of RAM - and 5G connectivity in all models (5G is optional in the S20 and S20+).

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Google Pixel 4 / 4 XL

Google's fourth-generation Android smartphone features a 90Hz 5.7" 1080x2280 (444 PPI) AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of storage. The Pixel 4 has a dual camera setup. The Pixel 4 XL features a larger 90Hz 6.3" 1440x3040 (537 PPI) AMOLED display.

Google Pixel 4 photo

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are now shipping globally, starting at around $650 for the Pixel 4.

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 V20 SE

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.

Vivo V20 SE photo

The Vivo V20 Se will ship by the end of September 2020 for $290 in China.

Royole FlexPai 2

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.

Sony Xperia 5 II

The Sony Xperia 5 II is a high-end gaming and media smartphone, that features a 6.1-inch 120Hz 1080x2520 HDR OLED display. Other feature include a Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128/256GB of storage, microSD slot, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Sony Xperia 5 II photo

The Xperia 5 II will launch by the end of September 2020 starting at $950.

LG Wing

The LG Wing is a unique smartphone that sports dual displays in a swivel revolving display design. The Wing sports a main 6.8-inch 2460x1080 flexible LGD P-OLED display and another 3.9-inch 1240x1080 G-OLED (LG's rigid OLED brand) display.

LG Wing photo

The LG Wing features a Snapdragon 765G chipset, a triple camera setup (64MP main camera sensor), 8GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and 5G connectivity.

Sharp zero5G basic

The Sharp zero5G basic features a 6.4-inch 120Hz HDR 1080+ AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, triple camera setup and 5G connectivity. The phone is IP68/IPX5 dust and water resistant.

Sharp zero5G basic photo

The zero5G basic will ship in the fall of 2020 in Japan only.

Realme 7 Pro

The Realme 7 Pro smartphone features a 6.4-inch 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a quad camera setup.

Realme 7 Pro photo

The Realme 7 Pro will ship by the end of September 2020 starting at around $270.

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