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 S21 / S21+ / S21 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is the company's flagship 2021 smartphones. The GS21 sports a 6.2-inch 1080x2400 120Hz 1,300 nits HDR10+ Dynamic AMOLED display, an Exynos 2100 chipset (or Snapdragon 888 in some markets) , 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy S21 range photo

The GS21+ features a larger 6.7-inch AMOLED, but otherwise keeps pretty much the same features and specifications. The Galaxy S21 Ultra features a 6.8-inch 1440x3200 Dynamic AMOLED 2X (LTPO reportedly), which features 1,500 nits. The GS21 also offers a quad camera setup and a 16 GB RAM and 512 GB of storage variant.

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Honor 50 series

The Honor 50 smartphone series include the Honor 50, Honor 50 Pro and the Honor 50SE. The top of the line Honor 50 Pro uses a 6.72-inch 120Hz 1236x2676 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 778G chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, two selfie cameras, a quad camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Honor 50 photo

The Honor 50 features a 6.57-inch 1080x2340 120Hz AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 778G chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a quad camera setup and 5G connectivity. The Honor 50 SE dials down the specifications and include a 6.78-inch LCD display.

Samsung Galaxy A22

Samsung's Galaxy A22 is a budget smartphone that features a 6.4" 720x1600 90Hz Super AMOLED display, an octa-core chipset, 4/6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage and a quad camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy A22 photo

The A22 will ship by the end of June 2021. There's a 5G variant, but it uses an LCD display and not an OLED.

Oppo Reno6 / Reno6 Pro / Reno6 Pro+

Oppo's Reno6 5G smartphone features a 6.43-inch 90Hz HDR 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a MediaTek MT6877 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB of storage, a triple camera setup and Dual SIM.

Oppo Reno6 photo

The Reno6 Pro 5G features a larger 6.55-inch 90Hz HDR10+ 1080x2400 AMOLED and updgraded specifications. The Pro+ 5G features an similar display to the Pro 5G but a bit brighter (1100 nits).

Sharp Aquos R6

Sharp's Aquos R6 smartphones features a 6.67-inch 2730x1260 1Hz-240Hz dynamic refresh rate IGZO AMOLED display, a snapdragon 888 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a main 20M camera with a 1-inch sensor designed by Leica).

Sharp Aquos R6 photo

The Sharp Aquos R6 will ship in Japan (NTT DoCoMo) by the end of June 2021.

Asus Zenfone 8 / Zenfone 8 flip

The Asus Zenfone 8 features a 5.9-inch 1080x2400 120Hz HDR10+ Super AMOLED display, an Octa-core Snapdragon 888 chipset, 6/8/16 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a dual camera setup.

Asus Zenfone 8 Flip photo

The Zenfone 8 Flip offers a larger 6.67-inch 1080x2400 90Hz HDR10+ Super AMOLED diplay, a triple camera setup, fewer memory options but a microSDXC slot and a motorized triple flip-up camera module.

Realme Q3 Pro 5G

Realme's Q3 Pro 5G smartphone uses a 6.32" 120Hz 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, a MediaTek MT6891Z chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Realme Q3 Pro 5G photo

The Realme Q3 Pro 5G is now shipping in China, starting at around $250.

Xiaomi Mi 11X / Mi 11X Pro

Xiaomi's Mi 11X Smartphone uses a 6.67-inch 120Hz HDR10+ 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 870 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Photo

The Mix 11 X Pro features the same display, but with an upgraded chipset (Snapdragon 888), a 256GB storage option and better cameras.

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