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Top 90 Mobile Trends in February

From Art Doppelganger Apps to Projector-Integrated Smartphones

— February 24, 2018 — Tech
If one happens to be training for a marathon and were to sustain a left knee injury, they'd come to appreciate the gift of mobility, and the February 2018 mobile trends show just how magical mobile technology has become in recent years. On both the hardware and software fronts, mobile phones are so much more than even the name indicates; to call smartphones "phones" is to drastically mislead people with regard to the devices' capabilities.

In hardware, one of the most recent developments is a bit of a reversion to older tendencies. LG has recently released a new line of colorful G6 and Q6 phones that expand far beyond the black, silver, and gold of most smartphones today, hearkening back to a time when iPod Minis came in a handful of bright hues.

On the software side, one of the buzziest new apps has been Google's Arts & Culture app thanks to the AI its included that lets people see which famous artworks have people who most resemble them.
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In-Display Fingerprint Sensors
In-Display Fingerprint Sensors
Vivo Unveiled Integrated Fingerprint Technology in Its Phones
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89
Crowdsourced Accessibility Apps
Crowdsourced Accessibility Apps
AccessNow Allows Users to Find and Rate Areas That are Accessible
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88
Ultra-Secure Privacy Apps
Ultra-Secure Privacy Apps
Edward Snowden's 'Haven' App Protects One's Privacy and Posessions
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87
Socially Powered News Apps
Socially Powered News Apps
The Google 'Bulletin' App Lets Users Submit Their Own Stories and More
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86
Colorful Smartphone Editions
Colorful Smartphone Editions
The LG G6 and Q6 Will Now Come in Several Bright Colors
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85
Encrypted Chat Cryptocurrencies
Encrypted Chat Cryptocurrencies
The Telegram App's Native Cryptocurrency Powers Payments & More
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84
Limited Edition Olympic Phones
Limited Edition Olympic Phones
Samsung's Winter Olympic Galaxy Note 8 Enhances Olympic Experiences
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83
Centralized Trading Apps
Centralized Trading Apps
This App Offers Technical Analysis Tools For Cryptocurrency Trading
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82
Smart Address Book Platforms
Smart Address Book Platforms
SuperPhone Helps You Build Deeper Relationships and Network Smarter
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81
In-Screen Fingerprint Sensors
In-Screen Fingerprint Sensors
Vivo's X20 Plus UD Has the First Integrated Fingerprint Sensor
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80
Consolidated Cryptocurrency Wallets
Consolidated Cryptocurrency Wallets
The 'Ethos' Wallet Lets You Trade Coins On a Smartphone App
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79
Mobile Kid's Content Platforms
Mobile Kid's Content Platforms
KIDOZ Works with Brands to Ensure Safe and Smart Campaigns
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78
Mobile-First Cryptocurrencies
Mobile-First Cryptocurrencies
The MobileCoin Project Aims to Make Cryptocurrency Trading Speedier
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77
Decorating Assistant Chatbots
Decorating Assistant Chatbots
'Hazel' is a Smart Assistant from HGTV on Facebook Messenger
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76
Machine Learning Messaging Features
Machine Learning Messaging Features
Google Allo's Smart Reply Feature Suggests Fitting Responses
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75
Drone Flight-Recording Hard Drives
Drone Flight-Recording Hard Drives
The LaCie DJI Copilot Stores Drone Footage at CES 2018
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74
AI-Powered Smartphones
AI-Powered Smartphones
The Huawei Honor View 10 Made Its Debut at CES 2018
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73
Educational Kid's Tablets
Educational Kid's Tablets
The Jellipad Offers Educational Videos, Games, Music and More
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72
Network Performance Tracker Apps
Network Performance Tracker Apps
The 'Wehe' App Detects if Providers are Throttling Service
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71
Efficient Swipe-Based Mobile Browsers
Efficient Swipe-Based Mobile Browsers
'Cake Browser' Speeds Up the Process of Searching for Sites
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70
Social Address-Sharing Apps
Social Address-Sharing Apps
The 'Glintter' App Lets You Share Your Favorite Spots with Friends
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69
Rugged Hard Drive Batteries
Rugged Hard Drive Batteries
The My Passport Wireless SSD Offers Power and Storage at CES 2018
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68
Exclusive Space-Themed Phones
Exclusive Space-Themed Phones
The 'Star Wars' OnePlus 5 Coincides with the Latest Film's Release
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67
Earthquake Warning Apps
Earthquake Warning Apps
'QuakeAlert' Promises to Bring Early Warning Systems to US Residents
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66
Voice-Activated Banking Assistants
Voice-Activated Banking Assistants
The NAB Skill for Amazon Alexa Makes for Hands-Free Banking
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65
Sleep-Coaching Apps
Sleep-Coaching Apps
The 'Shleep' App Works as a Science-Backed Personal Sleep Aid
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64
Battery Life-Restricted Chatrooms
Battery Life-Restricted Chatrooms
The 'Die With Me' App Can Only Be Used When Batteries are Low
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63
Helpful Decision Apps
Helpful Decision Apps
'Shoodi' Helps You Make Better Decisions by Asking the World for Advice
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62
Perfected Selfie Smartphones
Perfected Selfie Smartphones
HTC's U11 Eyes is the Ideal Phone for Taking Selfies
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61
Small Business Messaging Services
Small Business Messaging Services
WhatsApp Business App Was Created for Small Companies
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60
Two-in-One Hybrid Laptops
Two-in-One Hybrid Laptops
The Lennvo Miix 630 Laptop Boasts a Hybrid Design at CES 2018
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59
Singing Emoji Ads
Singing Emoji Ads
Apple Created Fun Ads for the Grammy Featuring Singing Animojis
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58
Revolutionary 5G Networks
Revolutionary 5G Networks
The AT&T 5G Network is the First of Its Kind
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57
Authentic Social Media Apps
Authentic Social Media Apps
The 'Kiyo' App Encourages Users To Stop Curating a Social Image
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56
Rugged Car Brand Smartphones
Rugged Car Brand Smartphones
The Land Rover 'Explore' Withstands Extreme Temperatures and More
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55
All-in-One Product Trackers
All-in-One Product Trackers
The 'TrackALL' Wireless Asset Tracker is Multifunctional
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54
Voice Assistant Headphones
Voice Assistant Headphones
The JBL Everest Headphones Connect to Google Assistant at CES 2018
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53
Future-Focused Social Media Apps
Future-Focused Social Media Apps
The 'Willy' App Stores Posts and Shares Them in the Future
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52
Video Streaming-Specific Phones
Video Streaming-Specific Phones
These New Razer Phones Were Made in Collaboration with Netflix
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51
Appliance-Powering Portable Batteries
Appliance-Powering Portable Batteries
The Anker PowerHouse 200 Offers a 60W Power Delivery System
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50
Holistic Device-Charging Hubs
Holistic Device-Charging Hubs
The 'Nomad' Wireless Charging Hub Powers Up Any Kind of Device
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49
Surface Speaker Technology
Surface Speaker Technology
Google's Quiet Acquisition of Redux Could Lead to Amazing Innovation
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48
Multimedia Audio Streams
Multimedia Audio Streams
Spotify 'Spotlight' Adds Visuals to Podcasts, Audiobooks and News
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47
Democratized Cryptocurrency Platforms
Democratized Cryptocurrency Platforms
'Bitmora' Lets Traders Vote on Preferred Trading Features
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46
Avocado Selfie Emojis
Avocado Selfie Emojis
'Avocados From Mexico' and Inmoji are Introducing a New "Picmoji" Feature
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45
AR Tooth Brushing Games
AR Tooth Brushing Games
Parents Can Ensure Good Habits With the Kolibree Magik Smart Toothbrush
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44
Scent-Connected Text Messages
Scent-Connected Text Messages
'Scent by Downy' Pairs Popular Words with Branded Scents
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43
Interactive Child-Focused Tablets
Interactive Child-Focused Tablets
The 'Squaggle' Educational Tablet Offers Kid-Friendly Games
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42
Voice Assistant-Connected Headphones
Voice Assistant-Connected Headphones
The Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds Track Your Workouts
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41
Kid-Friendly Music Generators
Kid-Friendly Music Generators
Bandimal Lets Youngsters Create Their Own Songs
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40
Compact Luxury Smartwatches
Compact Luxury Smartwatches
The Tag Heuer Connected Modular 41 Comes in Seven Different Models
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39
Smartphone-Based Bacteria Sensors
Smartphone-Based Bacteria Sensors
This Chip Detects Food Bacteria to Keep Track of Quality
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38
Smartphone-Powered Laptops
Smartphone-Powered Laptops
Razer Constructed a Laptop that can be powered by a mobile device
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37
Political Anxiety-Reducing Apps
Political Anxiety-Reducing Apps
The Hope App is Designed to Alleviate Users from Political Anxiety
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36
Dating-Inspired Networking Apps
Dating-Inspired Networking Apps
Former Tinder Employees Created the Ripple App for Networking
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35
AI Beauty Advisors
AI Beauty Advisors
The Revieve Beauty Advisor on Amazon Alexa Makes Tailored Recommendations
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34
Voice-Assisted Cooking Apps
Voice-Assisted Cooking Apps
The Innit App Recently Announced Full Google Assistant Integration
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33
Connected Carbon Bezel Timepieces
Connected Carbon Bezel Timepieces
The G-Shock G-Steel Connected Watch is Ruggedly Powerful
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32
Anti-Distraction Driver Devices
Anti-Distraction Driver Devices
The 'Derive VQ' Uses Smart Software to Enforce Good Driving Habits
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31
Music-Focused Smartwatches
Music-Focused Smartwatches
The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Watch Has Garmin Pay and More
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30
Ultra-Powerful Compact Laptops
Ultra-Powerful Compact Laptops
The New Dell XPS 13 Laptop Has Arrived Just in Time for CES 2018
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29
Fast Food-Branded Game Apps
Fast Food-Branded Game Apps
McDonald's 'McPlay' App Boasts Games and Creative Activities
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28
Attention-Grabbing Phone Accessories
Attention-Grabbing Phone Accessories
The 'Look at Mommy' LED Phone Attachment Gets Kids Attention
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27
Stranger-Matching Debate Apps
Stranger-Matching Debate Apps
This Platform Aims to Ameliorate the Quality of Online Debates
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26
Mobile Wireless Connectivity Printers
Mobile Wireless Connectivity Printers
The KODAK Mini 2 Instant Printer Boasts Bluetooth and NFC
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25
Smart Reminder Systems
Smart Reminder Systems
PITAKA's 'MagHive' is the World's First Smart Home Reminder System
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24
HD Projector Smartphones
HD Projector Smartphones
The Moviephone is a New Android Smartphone at CES 2018
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23
Nostalgic Mobile Gamer Consoles
Nostalgic Mobile Gamer Consoles
This Handheld Gaming Console Packs 800 Games into the Unit
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22
Millennial-Targeted Networking Apps
Millennial-Targeted Networking Apps
Shapr Allows Millennials to Network on a Familiar Platform
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21
Tablet-Upgrading Laptop Cases
Tablet-Upgrading Laptop Cases
The ZAGG Slimbook iPad Pro Case Turns the Device into a Laptop
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20
GPS Cat Collars
GPS Cat Collars
Tractive Released a New GPS Collar Specifically for Cats
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19
60-Second Mindfulness Apps
60-Second Mindfulness Apps
'Mood' Helps Users Cultivate Gratitude, Focused Breath and Well-Being
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18
Fun Smartphone Bank Solutions
Fun Smartphone Bank Solutions
Banking Startup buddybank Goes Beyond P2P Payments and AI Advisors
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17
Transitional Smart Speaker Systems
Transitional Smart Speaker Systems
The 'Flou' Audio System Transitions Between Different Devices
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16
Rotating Dial Control Headphones
Rotating Dial Control Headphones
These Mobile Wireless Earbuds Boast a Physical Control Aesthetic
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15
Low-Cost GPS Smartwatches
Low-Cost GPS Smartwatches
The 'IronCloud' Smartwatch Offers Up to 50 Days of Battery Life
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14
Safety-Focused Smartwatches
Safety-Focused Smartwatches
This Wearable Smartphone for Children Lets Parents Track Their Kids
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13
Tiny Portable Chargers
Tiny Portable Chargers
The Flintu SideKick is a Keychain-Worn Smartphone Charger
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12
Charge-Accelerating Smartphone Accessories
Charge-Accelerating Smartphone Accessories
The 'Quic-4x' Charger Offers Three-Times Quicker Speeds
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11
AR Earring Try-On Platforms
AR Earring Try-On Platforms
Dangle by FaceCake Introduces a Seamless Way to Shop for Jewelry in AR
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10
Smartphone-Requiring Games
Smartphone-Requiring Games
The 'GAME of PHONES' Game is for Those Who are Always on Their Phone
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9
Hologram-Projecting Smartphones
Hologram-Projecting Smartphones
RED's 'Hydrogen One' is an Impressive Phone with a Unique Display
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8
360-Degree Neckband Cameras
360-Degree Neckband Cameras
The 'FITT360' Wearable Camera Seamlessly Records Experiences
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7
Second Generation Selfie Drones
Second Generation Selfie Drones
Compact Selfie Drone 'AirSelfie 2' Was Unveiled at This Year's CES
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6
Gamified DTC Vitamin Apps
Gamified DTC Vitamin Apps
The Care/Of App Gamifies the Process of Wellness
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5
Wireless Charger Lap Desks
Wireless Charger Lap Desks
The LapStnd 'FIFTEEN' Charges All Your Devices at Once
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4
Scientific Smartphone Cases
Scientific Smartphone Cases
The 'iMICROSCOPE' Smartphone Case Offers 300x Magnification
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3
Projector-Integrated Mobile Phones
Projector-Integrated Mobile Phones
Wireless Mobi Solutions' Moviphone Has a Built-In Projector
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2
AI Art Doppelganger Apps
AI Art Doppelganger Apps
Google Arts & Culture's Latest Update Reads Faces to Find Lookalikes
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1
Sculpted Ebony Wood Smartphones
Sculpted Ebony Wood Smartphones
The 'APOLLO 2.0' Smartphone is Ergonomically Shaped
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