Article last updated on: Nov 08, 2020

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.

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Following is a list of smartphone with OLED displays:

Samsung Galaxy S22 / S22+ / S22 Ultra

Samsung's Galaxy S22 series of flagship smartphones include three different phones. The Galaxy S22 sports a 6.1" 120Hz 1300 nits 1080x2340 Dynamic AMOLED 2X, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen-1 (or Exynos 2200) chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra photo

The Galaxy S22+ features a similar specifications but with a larger 6.6" AMOLED which is also brighter at 1,750 nits. The Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 6.8" 120Hz 1750-nits 1440x3080 Dynamic AMOLED 2X, and also stronger specifications, including up to 1TB of storage, 12GB of RAM, a quad camera setup with a main 108MP sensor and an S Pen stylus.

Google Pixel 6 / 6 Pro

Google's Pixel 6 smartphone features a 6.4-inch 1800x2400 90Hz AMOLED display, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, Google Tensor chipset, dual camera setup, 8GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and 5G connectivity.

Google Pixel 6 photo

The Pixel 6 Pro sports a larger and higher-quality display, a 6.7-inch 1440x3120 120Hz LTPO AMOLED. The Pixel 6 Pro also features a larger battery and an improved triple-camera setup.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max

Apple's iPhone 13 Pro features a 6.1" 1170x2532 (460 PPI) 10Hz-120Hz 1200 nits LTPO AMOLED display, Apple's A15 Bionic chipset, Dual-SIM, 8 GB of RAM, and 128Gb to 1TB storage options. There iPhone 13 Pro also sports a quad camera setup, 5G connectivity and Dual SIM support.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro photo

The iPhone 13 Pro Max shares similar specification, with a larger 6.7-inch 1284x2778 (258 PPI) AMOLED.

Xiaomi Poco F4

Xiaomi's Poco F4 smartphone features a 6.67-inch 120Hz 1,300 nits 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, 6/8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi Poco F4 photo

The Poco F4 will start shipping before the end of June 2022, starting at around $425.

Honor 70 / 70 Pro / 70 Pro+

The Honor 70 smartphone offers a 6.67-inch 120Hz 1080x2400 OLED display (produced by Visionox), a Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage and a triple camera setup. The Honor 70 Pro has a 6.78-inch 120Hz 1200x2652 AMOLED display (also produced by Visionox), a MediaTek Dimensity 8000 chipset and stronger specifications. The Honor 70 Pro+ has the same display as the 70 Pro but with even stronger specifications.

Honor 70 Pro+ photo

The Honor 70 series will launch in June 2022, starting at around $400.

Vivo S15 Pro

Vivo's S15 Pro smartphone offers a 6.56" 120Hz 1500-nits 1080x2376 AMOLED display, a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Vivo S15 Pro photo

The S15 Pro will launch by the end of May 2022.

Google Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 6a smartphone offers a 6.1-inch 1080x2400 OLED display, a Google Tensor (5nm) chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a dual camera setup.

Google Pixel 6a photo

The Pixel 6a will ship in July 2022 for $450.

Sony Xperia 1 IV / 10 IV

Sony's Xperia 1 IV smartphone offers a 6.5" 120Hz 1644x3840 (21:9) AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 12 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage and a microSDXC card slot, and a high-end quad camera setup.

Sony Xperia 1 IV photo

The Xperia 10 IV sports a smaller 6" 1080x2520 OLED display, a Snapdragon 695 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage (with a microSDXC card slot) and a triple camera setup.

ZTE Axon 40 Pro / Ultra

ZTE's Axon 40 Pro smartphone offers a 6.67-inch 144Hz 1000 nits 1080x2400 AMOLED display, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage and a quad camera setup. The selfie camera is placed behind the OLED display.

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra photo

The Axon 40 Ultra offers an improved display - a 6.8" 144Hz 1500 nits 1116x2480 AMOLED, and better specification, including a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage and a triple camera setup with three 64Mp sensors.

Sharp Aquos R7

Sharp's Aquos R7 is a flagship smartphone that offers a 6.6" 240Hz VRR 2,000-nits 1260x2730 IGZO AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 8-gen 1 mobile chipset, 12GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and a Leica-optimized 47.2-mp 1-inch sensor camera.

Sharp Aquos R7 photo

Sharp did not yet reveal the price and availability of the R7 phone, which will likely be available in Japan only.

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