Huawei's P30 smartphone features a 6.1" 1080x2340 AMOLED display (6.47" 1080x2340 on the P30 Pro), a Kirin 980 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM and 64/128/256 GB of storage (the P30 Pro has a 512GB variant) in addition to a Nano Memory card slot. The P30 also features a triple camera setup (quad-camera on the P30 Pro) and an under-the-display fingerprint sensor.
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.
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's flagship smartphone for 2019 includes three different variants (in addition to the lite GS10e version). As we focus on the OLED display, we list these below:
- Galaxy S10 5G: 6.7" 3040x1440 (502 PPI) flexible AMOLED
- Galaxy S10+: 6.4" 3040x1440 (522 PPI) flexible AMOLED
- Galaxy S10: 6.1" 3040x1440 (550 PPI) flexible AMOLED
The S10 phones use Samsung's latest AMOLEDs, that are now HDR10+ certified, include an under-the-OLED fingerprint sensor (Qualcomm ultra-sonic) and cut-outs for the selfie cameras. Samsung calls these displays "Dynamic AMOLED" (due to the HDR support, probably) and "Infinity-O Display" due to the camera cut-outs.
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.
The iPhone XS is now shipping globally starting at $999 (64GB model).
ZTE's Nubia Z20 is a high-end smartphone that features two displays: a 6.42" 1080x2340 AMOLED on the front and a smaller 5.1" 1080x2340 AMOLED on the back for selfie images. The Z20 also features an Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 6/8GB of RAM, 128/512 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.
The Nubia Z20 is now shipping, starting at around $500.
Xiaomi's Mi 9T Pro smartphone features a 6.39" 1080x2340 Super AMOLED display, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.
The Mi 9% Pro will ship by the end of August 2019 starting at around $480.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is the company's 2019 flagship phablet device, featuring a 6.3" 2280x1080, 401 PPI, Dynamic Infinity-O AMOLED display (6.8" 3040x1440, 498 PPI, on the Note 10+) with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB (10GB on the Note 10+) of RAM, 256GB of storage and a triple-camera setup. The Note 10+ has a 5G model.
For the Note 10 and 10+, Samsung upgraded the S Pen with a new design and capabilities and worked with Microsoft to enable Windows Live mirroring support for the Note 10.
Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 Pro is an update to the original Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone, with the same 6.39" 1080 x 2340 AMOLED (SDC) display - but one with faster touch latency. The new phone sports stronger chipset (Snapdragon 855 Plus) and some upgraded hardware.
The Black Shark 2 Pro will ship in China in early August starting at 2,999 Yuan (around $435) for the 12GB / 128GB variant.
The Asus ROG Phone II is a high-end gaming smartphone that features a large 120Hz 6.59" 1080x2340 AMOLED display, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, an Adreno 640 GPU, 12 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage and a dual 48/13 MP camera setup.
The ROG Phone II will ship in August 2019, starting at around $1000.
Xiaomi's Mi A3 is an Android smartphone that features a low density 6.01" 720x1560 (286 PPI) Super AMOLED display, and under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage, a micro SD slot and a triple camera setup.
The Mi A3 will ship by the end of July for around $300.