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:



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+).

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.

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Huawei Mate 30 / 30 Pro

Huawei's Mate 30 smartphone sports a 6.62" 1080x2340 AMOLED display with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Kirin 990 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a triple camera setup. The Mate 30 Pro features a smaller display but with a higher resolution (6.53 inches, 1176 x 2400) and a quad camera setup. The Mate 30 family of smartphones (which also include a 5G edition of the Mate 30) features a graphene heat dissipation film.

Huawei Mate 30 photo

The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are now shipping, starting at around $650 for the Mate 30.

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).

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).

ZTE Axon 11 5G

ZTE's Axon 11 5G sports a 6.47" 1080x2340 AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a microSDXD slot, a quad camera setup and Dual-SIM.

ZTE Axon 11 5G photo

The Axon 11 5G will ship by the end of 2020, starting at around $390.

Samsung Galaxy A41

Samsung's Galaxy A41 sports a 6.1" 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, a Mediatek Helio P65 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot and a triple camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy A41 photo

The A41 will ship in the summer of 2020.

Samsung Galaxy M21

Samsung's Galaxy M21 smartphone features a 6.4" 1080x2340 420-nits Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 9611 chipset, 4/6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot, a triple camera setup and Dual-SIM.

Samsung Galaxy M21 photo

The Galaxy M21 will ship by the end of March 2020, starting at around $175.

Oppo Reno3 Pro

Oppo's Reno3 Pro smartphone features a 6.4" 1080x2400 800-nits (405 PPI) Super AMOLED display, Mediatek Helio P95 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 18/256 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot, Quad-camera setup and Dual-SIM.

Oppo Reno3 Pro photo

The Reno3 Pro will ship in early March starting at around $400.