4 Smartphone Trends Emerging in 2018

6th May 2018

Modern smartphones comprise of features that people could have only dreamt of in the past. Such features have now become a part of the real world. However, there are still features that are yet to be seen. There were many upgraded technologies at the Mobile World Congress 2018, and yet there is so much more to be seen in the upcoming months. Such features will improve the workability of modern-day smartphones ensuring a whole new experience for users worldwide. If you missed the smartphone trends at the event, then here is a quick insight on the ones that you should know.

  •    Smartphones without Bezels

When Samsung first introduced the concept in their Galaxy series, everyone was entirely intrigued by this vibrant concept. The South Korean Giant went for a curved edge in its premium smartphones, which changed the way people saw phones. It led to the change in the screen aspect ratio from the conventional 16:9 to the modern 18:9. Full edge-to-edge displays started emerging from time to time, and all big and small brands began adopting this trend to improve the efficiency and looks of their flagship devices. The bezel-less concept was initially a premium feature, but it has now been made available in cost-effective devices as well.

  •    The Notch

Whether you love it or hate it, the notch is trending, and Apple is not the only one to do so. No matter how irritating it feels on the top of a smartphone, it has become a signature style in modern smartphones. Small to mid-range budget phones are implementing it on their phone screens. However, they are also providing with a toggle to hide the notch by blackening the complete area around it. Thus, it is a win-win situation for the manufacturers and the buyers.

  •    AR-enabled apps

While the technology is still at a budding stage, Augmented Reality will soon become more popular, even leaving Virtual Reality behind. Smartphones are the primary focus of adapting this technology where the real world will meet the virtual world. Samsung’s Animojis application is a great, yet flawed, example of such technology. However, there is still time to witness a great app in this sector. View Story about other technology and news updates in the world smartphones.

  •    5G Technology

MWC 2018 also witnessed marketing for 5G network. Thus, it is inevitable that 5G is just around the corner. This fifth-generation communication network is envisioned to commercialize ultra-fast internet speeds for the customers. All carrier services are going to start providing their 5G services probably by the end of the year. Therefore, you can expect to see more advertisements and promotional campaigns related to this technology in the upcoming months. However, some countries may still be short of this network until 2019.

One of the most innovative inventions in this world is a smartphone. These have become a part of people’s everyday lives. No matter how hard you try, you may not be able to survive without a smartphone for long. These devices act as personal assistants, which keep you updated regarding daily life activities. Thus, there are new trends introduced every year so that the technology can improve even further.


Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.