December is here and 2018 is finally about to wrap! It has been a great year throughout in terms of technological advancements and new product launches. From Apple to Samsung to new Flagships like OnePlus, Oppo, Asus, Huawei, they have all managed to amaze us in smartphone segment. These latest smartphones of 2018 have given us so many reasons to awe about and as they’re way beyond our entry level expectations.
Smartphone industry is surely on a boom as this is one gadget, we all can’t live without and which makes our lives easy. So, what was the most common buzzwords about smartphones you heard this entire year? Well, top notch display, in display fingerprint sensor, Artificial Intelligence are to name a few.
Here’s a short list of 7 amazing smartphone trends that we witnessed this year, and which have made our 2018 better and smarter.
Let’s check out a few smartphone trends of 2018 in a nutshell.
The Top Notch
Full screen display has surely become one latest trend in smartphone industry. This is one drastic design revolution which almost every smartphone company is following. When the screen size had to increase then obviously the front camera, face ID motion sensor and earpiece had to go somewhere. So, apparently the top notch became the home of all these three elements. No matter how much you hate the notch design, it still plays an important role in your Smartphone design.
The common range of 400-500$ is an affordable budget space which any user can willingly spend to avail the best features on their smartphone—be it a stunning camera, long lasting battery life or a fast processor. 2018 has surely witnessed a lot of Flagship smartphones from OnePlus, Asus, Xiaomi, Honor and more. These smartphones have definitely given users a serious run for their money.
From smartphones to smart speakers to smartwatches, be it any gadget Artificial Intelligence has become the hottest buzzword of 2018. Artificial Intelligence aka AI has made our everyday tasks lot easier. It’s like a whole new revolution in the world of technology, a new way of how we interact and communicate with our latest devices. With advanced machine algorithms our devices are now much smarter, and the AI label has surely been one reason for high sales.
The glass backs gained immense popularity along with the launch of iPhone X and since then every other latest smartphone of 2018 comes with a glass back display. One major advantage of glass back display is the wireless charging support. Plus, it also adds and extra edge factor in its looks and feel, so who wouldn’t want a shiny sleek smartphone with premium looks?
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
The culture of big screen displays in smartphone segment is trending for a lot of reasons. As smartphone manufactures are now increasing the screen size, the finger print sensor and the home button has got to go somewhere, right? The In-display fingerprint sensor brought a whole new revolution as it supported big-screen display decision in every way. With finger print sensor built inside the display, you don’t have to worry about the physical button anymore.
The USB Type-C Cable
Another smartphone trend which 2018 witnessed is the rise of Type-C USB cables. Almost all smartphone companies have now ditched the traditional charging cable and switched to USB Type-C cable which is comparatively faster and transfer data at a rapid speed. Apple initiated a mass acceptance of Type-C cables amongst users as it is offered in its entire product line including phone, laptops and tablets.
Dual camera sure became a thing in 2018 smartphones. They shoot stunning pictures and also offer enhanced image stabilization. So, smartphone companies apart from increasing the pixel resolution are now aiming for more number of cameras as well. You can find multiple cameras in Apple, Samsung, Oppo and other companies too.
Here were a few smartphone trends of 2018 which have revolutionized the IT industry in tremendous ways. We hope to see more advancements in the upcoming year by our favorite tech giants (Fingers crossed).