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Top 95 Mobile Trends in August

From Mini 4G-Enabled Smartphones to Minimalist Anti-Bias News Apps

— August 30, 2020 — Tech
This collection of August 2020 mobile trends identify some of the latest and greatest ideas coming to the market as companies continue to connect with consumers more directly via their smartphones. A number of clever shopping and marketplace apps have been developed in order to accommodate a more immersive purchasing experience, while OEMs debut a number of new smartphones for the upcoming quarter. This includes the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, the ultra-compact Unihertz Jelly 2 and the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, amongst several others.

These August 2020 mobile trends also highlight an array of products and solutions for users who are seeking out methods of making their device more personalized to their needs. This includes such options as the Aeris Copper Case for keeping devices clean, the 'Smartipresence' robot for taking more immersive video calls and more.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
95
Redesigned Sports Apps
Redesigned Sports Apps
The Fox Sports App Was Updated with More Features and Extra Camera Angles
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94
Reworked Smart Assistant Apps
Reworked Smart Assistant Apps
Amazon Made the Alexa App More User Friendly and Customizable
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93
Bike-Integrated Navigation Platforms
Bike-Integrated Navigation Platforms
Google Maps Added Bike-Share Locations in 10 Different Cities
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92
Complimentary Sandwich App Promotions
Complimentary Sandwich App Promotions
Wendy's is Offering a Free Sandwich with Mobile Orders
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91
Corporate Food Delivery Acquisitions
Corporate Food Delivery Acquisitions
Uber Recently Purchased the Postmates Food Delivery Platform
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90
Multi-Day Battery Smartphones
Multi-Day Battery Smartphones
The Motorola Moto G 5G Plus Has TurboPower Charging and More
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89
Remix Culture Apps
Remix Culture Apps
The Koji App Helps Users Make Memes, Selfies & Mini-Apps Without Coding
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88
Tasty QSR Reward Programs
Tasty QSR Reward Programs
The Wendy’s Rewards Program Lets Patrons Unlock Special Offers
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87
Spam Call Notifications
Spam Call Notifications
T-Mobile Launched Various Caller ID Features Named 'Scam Shield'
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86
Video-Integrated Podcast Platforms
Video-Integrated Podcast Platforms
Spotify Now Has Video Podcast Content for Select Shows
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85
Field-Ready Pro-Grade Tablets
Field-Ready Pro-Grade Tablets
The Acer Enduro T1 Rugged Windows Tablet Easily Withstands Damage
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84
Gaming-Focused Smartphone Designs
Gaming-Focused Smartphone Designs
The Lenovo Legion Features a Pop Out Camera on the Side
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83
Hidden Fee-Free Banking Services
Hidden Fee-Free Banking Services
The 'Clair' Digital-First Bank Eliminates High Fees
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82
Essential Delivery Expansions
Essential Delivery Expansions
DoorDash is Expanding Services to Also Deliver Walgreens Products
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81
Expanded Wireless Headphone Releases
Expanded Wireless Headphone Releases
Google's Pixel Buds are Now Available in Canada and the UK
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80
Chromatically Finished Smartwatches
Chromatically Finished Smartwatches
The Latest TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatches are Style-Focused
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79
Component-Revealing Battery Packs
Component-Revealing Battery Packs
The Tegic BLOCK 30 Packs 10,000mAh of Power within
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78
Gamer-Targeted Smartphones
Gamer-Targeted Smartphones
The Asus ROG Phone 3 Comes in Three Storage Size Options
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77
Voice-Activated Gas Payments
Voice-Activated Gas Payments
7-Eleven's Service Lets iPhone Users Use Siri to Pay at the Pump
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76
Coffee Delivery Apps
Coffee Delivery Apps
The Coffee Bean Rewards App Now Supports Skip the Line & In-App Delivery
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75
Small Business Profile Tools
Small Business Profile Tools
Venmo Launched Business Profiles to Help Small Organizations
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74
Responsive Running Apps
Responsive Running Apps
Weav Run's Music Adapts to Suit a Runner's Pace & Boosts Performance
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73
Customizable Workout Playlists
Customizable Workout Playlists
Spotify Created a Workout Mix Tool Named Soundtrack Your Workout
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72
Mobile-First Debit Cards
Mobile-First Debit Cards
Orange Bank Supplies Customers with a Digital Debit Card
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71
Protective Diver Device Cases
Protective Diver Device Cases
The Willbox Diving Smartphone Case Works with Many Devices
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70
Dual-Battery Gaming Smartphones
Dual-Battery Gaming Smartphones
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel Delivers Impressive Power
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69
Copper-Coated Phone Cases
Copper-Coated Phone Cases
Aeris' Copper Case Claims to Kill 99.9% of Microbes
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68
Children-Focused Fitness Apps
Children-Focused Fitness Apps
Fitb.ee is a Gamified Fitness Platform That Motivates Children
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67
Blurred Video Calling
Blurred Video Calling
The S'More Dating App Added a Blurred Video Feature to Help Users Connect
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66
Interactive Online Cemetery Networks
Interactive Online Cemetery Networks
The 'Seentus' Social Network Lets Users Leave Their Mark
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65
Emotive Navigation Apps
Emotive Navigation Apps
The Newest Waze Update Lets Drivers Display Their Mood in the App
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64
Value-Packed Baby Monitor Apps
Value-Packed Baby Monitor Apps
Bibino's Portable Baby Monitor Makes Use of Existing Mobile Devices
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63
App-Based Game Contests
App-Based Game Contests
The 'Finger on the App' Contest Has Up to $25,000 Up for Grabs
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62
Data-Storing Device Chargers
Data-Storing Device Chargers
The 'AnyBackup' Easily Charges and Backs Up Smartphones
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61
Food-Ordering Kitchen Appliances
Food-Ordering Kitchen Appliances
The Thermomix Cookidoo Now Shares Shoppable Recipes
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60
Cardboard Telepresence Robots
Cardboard Telepresence Robots
The 'Smartipresence' Robot Has a Low-Cost Design
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59
AR Sunglasses Experiences
AR Sunglasses Experiences
Bollé Created a New Sunglasses Try-On Feature Through Instagram
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58
Low-Cost 5G Smartphones
Low-Cost 5G Smartphones
The OnePlus Nord Smartphone is Advanced Yet Budget-Friendly
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57
SMS-Based Digital Journals
SMS-Based Digital Journals
'GoGrateful' Prompts Users to Continuously Log Entries
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56
Gamified Doctor Training
Gamified Doctor Training
Night Shift by Schell Games is Designed for Emergency Room Physicians
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55
Next-Gen Gaming Partnerships
Next-Gen Gaming Partnerships
Niantic and Punchdrunk are Teaming Up on Interactive Entertainment
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54
Home Security Apps
Home Security Apps
Alarm.com Created a Home Security Platform for Alarm Companies to Distribute
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53
Virtual Contact Lens Try-Ons
Virtual Contact Lens Try-Ons
Perfect Corp.'s Try-On Leverages Augmented Reality, Taobao & WeChat
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52
Reworked Loyalty Apps
Reworked Loyalty Apps
Starbucks Rewards Was Recently Updated with Increased Payment Options
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51
Ethical Food Delivery Apps
Ethical Food Delivery Apps
Fare is an Alternative to Traditional Third-Party Food Delivery Apps
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50
Virtual Business Festivals
Virtual Business Festivals
Time Out & Instagram Hosting an Independent Business Showcase
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49
Mindful Eating Apps
Mindful Eating Apps
Feast Offers a Different Experience Than Most Food Tracker Apps
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48
Celeb-Narrated Bedtime Stories
Celeb-Narrated Bedtime Stories
Harry Styles Lent His Voice to 'Dream with Me' on the Calm App
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47
Minimalist Anti-Bias News Apps
Minimalist Anti-Bias News Apps
The 'Brief' News App Focuses on the Facts to Curb Content Overload
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46
One Tap Photo Editors
One Tap Photo Editors
Quickart Makes It Easy to Achieve Double Exposures & Fragmented Effects
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45
On-Demand Skincare Hotlines
On-Demand Skincare Hotlines
Versed's Hotline Connects Consumers to Skincare Experts Via Text
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44
Value-Focused Social Apps
Value-Focused Social Apps
The 'Serendip' App Connects Users with Share Common Interests
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43
On-Demand Grocery Deliveries
On-Demand Grocery Deliveries
Uber Grocery Supports the Growing Need for Grocery Delivery Services
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42
AR Social Distancing Lenses
AR Social Distancing Lenses
BACARDÍ's 1-Meter Plus Lens Supports Safe Experiences at the Bar
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41
Distancing Bar Apps
Distancing Bar Apps
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar's ApproachNow Supports Safe Socialization
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40
Gesture Control Smartwatch Straps
Gesture Control Smartwatch Straps
The 'Mudra Band' Offers Touch-Free Control for Users
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39
Virtual Operating-Room Experiences
Virtual Operating-Room Experiences
Osso VR is Employed in Hospitals Throughout the United States
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38
AI-Powered Fish-Analyzing Apps
AI-Powered Fish-Analyzing Apps
The 'Tuna Scope' App Uses Technology to Analyze Fish
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37
Mini 4G-Enabled Smartphones
Mini 4G-Enabled Smartphones
The Unihertz Jelly 2 Smartphone Runs Android 10 and More
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36
Corporate-Focused Fitness Apps
Corporate-Focused Fitness Apps
GreenLattey Created the TwelveWeek Challenge App for Home Fitness
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35
Meditative Friendship Apps
Meditative Friendship Apps
Headspace Minis Share Meditations to Do with a Friend Within Snapchat
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34
Immersive Cooking Subscriptions
Immersive Cooking Subscriptions
SideChef Premium Shares a Fresh Home Cooking Experience
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33
Radiation-Blocking Phone Cases
Radiation-Blocking Phone Cases
The Halo Case is Protective and 100% Recyclable
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32
Thermal Imaging Smartphones
Thermal Imaging Smartphones
The Ulefone Armor 9 Outdoor Rugged Smartphone is Pro-Grade
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31
5G-Enabled Folding Smartphones
5G-Enabled Folding Smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G Has a Snapdragon 865 Plus Processor
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30
Branded Smartphone Color Cards
Branded Smartphone Color Cards
The Pantone Color Match Card Helps Pinpoint Exact Shades
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29
Social Storefront Platforms
Social Storefront Platforms
sellit by PLANOLY Helps Small Businesses Sell Via Social Media
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28
In-Game Recruitment Campaigns
In-Game Recruitment Campaigns
Waste is Offering a Paid Internship Opportunity via Animal Crossing
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27
Male-Targeted Mental Health Apps
Male-Targeted Mental Health Apps
The Tethr Mobile Application Focuses on Men's Mental Health
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26
Curated Artwork Auction Apps
Curated Artwork Auction Apps
The 'Fair Warning' App Opens Up Access to Exclusive Auctions
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25
Smartphone-Powered Gaming Devices
Smartphone-Powered Gaming Devices
The AnyConsole Mini Lets Users Play Mobile Games on Their TV Set
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24
Algorithmic Digital Storage Solutions
Algorithmic Digital Storage Solutions
LivCore Uses Machine Learning to Store & Organize Content
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23
Customizable Smart Item Trackers
Customizable Smart Item Trackers
The 'Pixieu' Smart Locator Captures Weather Data and More
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22
Aftermarket Satellite Phone Devices
Aftermarket Satellite Phone Devices
The New Bivy Stick Prepares Adventurers for Off-Grid Travel
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21
NFC-Enabled Wireless Chargers
NFC-Enabled Wireless Chargers
The 'Plum' Qi Wireless Charger Can Prompt Different Actions
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20
Immersive AR Wine Labels
Immersive AR Wine Labels
The Siduri Holographic Experience Tells Stories About the Winery
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19
Battery-Equipped Wireless Device Docks
Battery-Equipped Wireless Device Docks
The PITAKA 'MagEZ Juice' Displays Devices as it Charges
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18
Slim Kickstand Smartphone Chargers
Slim Kickstand Smartphone Chargers
The 'SoloQi' Wireless Charger Stand Comes in Four Model Choices
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17
Automated Checkout Apps
Automated Checkout Apps
Showfields' Contactless App Supports Shopping During the Pandemic
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16
Contactless Beverage Machines
Contactless Beverage Machines
Coca-cola Created Contactless Technology for Its Freestyle Fountains
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15
Smartphone-Cooling Accessories
Smartphone-Cooling Accessories
The 'Direwolf Pro' Smartphone Cooler Keeps Devices Operational
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14
Eco-Friendly Wireless Chargers
Eco-Friendly Wireless Chargers
Solgaard's Wireless Charging Ecosystem Uses Ocean Plastic Materials
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13
Flat-Edge Smartphone Concepts
Flat-Edge Smartphone Concepts
This iPhone 12 Concept Draws Inspiration from a Classic Device
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12
AR Sneaker-Coloring Zines
AR Sneaker-Coloring Zines
'Create with Air Max' Digitally Customizes Nike Sneakers
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11
Low-Contact Dining Experiences
Low-Contact Dining Experiences
Allset's Free Contactless Ordering Solution Supports Restaurants
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10
Gamified Bus Stop Billboards
Gamified Bus Stop Billboards
Malibu's A Bit of Sunshine Ads Integrate an AR Snapchat Game
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9
Multi-Device Charging Docks
Multi-Device Charging Docks
The Belkin Special Edition Boost Wireless Chargers are Stylish
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8
Wearable AC Units
Wearable AC Units
The Reon Pocket Fits into Specially Designed Shirts for a Cooling Effect
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7
Photography Optimization Smartphone Cases
Photography Optimization Smartphone Cases
The 'SmartPhoto Case' Reduces Glare and Reflections
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6
Shoppable Content Experiences
Shoppable Content Experiences
Verishop's Experience Fuses AI, Entertainment & Online Shopping
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5
Anti-Distraction Smartphone Capsules
Anti-Distraction Smartphone Capsules
The 'Yuman.Case' Puts Devices Away and Out of Sight
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4
Smartphone-Sanitizing Appliances
Smartphone-Sanitizing Appliances
The Samsung ITFIT UV Sterilizer Eliminates 99% of Bacteria
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3
Origami-Inspired Technology Organizers
Origami-Inspired Technology Organizers
The 'Pocket for Smartphone' Carries Headphones and More
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2
Collapsible Smartphone Sanitizers
Collapsible Smartphone Sanitizers
The 'Cell' UV Sanitizer Cleans and Charges Devices Quickly
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1
Smartphone-Mounted UV-C Sanitizers
Smartphone-Mounted UV-C Sanitizers
The 'UVLyzer' Sterilizes Any Surface in Mere Moments
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