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