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 X50 / X50 Pro / X50 Pro+

Vivo's X50 smartphone family use a 6.56-inch 1080x2376 AMOLED display, that features 90Hz (120Hz on the X50 Pro+) and HDR10+. The X50 uses a quad camera setup (with a 48MP main sensor), a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage.

Vivo X50 Pro photo

The X50 Pro has an upgraded camera setup, while the X50 Pro+ offers a stronger chipset (Snapdragon 865), an even better camera setup and a 12GB/256GB memory option.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G / 10X Pro 5G

Xiaomi's Redmi 10X 5G smartphone uses a 6.57-inch 1080x2400 (401 PPI) 600 nits AMOLED display, a MediaTek 820 5G chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 64/128/256 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot, a triple camera setup, 5G connectivity and HDR support.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G photo

The Redmi 10X Pro 5G smartphone uses the same display and similar specifications but with a quad-camera setup.

Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro

Xiaomi's Poco F2 Pro is a high-end smartphone that features a full-screen 6.67-inch 1080x2400 500 nits Super AMOLED display, a motorized pop-up selfie camera, a Snapdragon 865 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a quad camera setup and Dual-SIM.

Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro photo

The Poco F2 Pro will ship by the end of May 2020 starting at $999.

Meizu 17 / 17 Pro

The Meizu 17 smartphone sports a 90Hz 700-nits 6.6-inch 1080x2340 Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a quad-camera setup. The Meizu 17 Pro offers similar design but with some upgraded specifications.

Meizu 17 photo

Both smartphones will ship on May 2020, starting at $575.

LG Velvet

The LG Velvet smartphone is a 5G smartphone that features a 6.8-inch 1080x2460 HDR P-OLED display, a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot and a triple camera setup.

LG Velvet photo

The LG Velvet will ship in May 2020 for around $750 in Korea.

Motorola Edge / Edge+

Motorola's flagship Edge smartphone sports a 6.7" 90Hz 1080x2340 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 4/6 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a microSDXD card slot and a quad camera setup with a 64MP main sensor.

Motorola Edge photo

The Edge+ sports a similar display but brighter, with HDR10+ support, a stronger Snapdragon 865 chipset, 12 GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a 108 MP main camera sensor.

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