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Top 100 Mobile Trends in March

From Revamped 90s Phones to Bezel-Less Smartphones

— March 25, 2018 — Tech
In the same way that many 90s styles have made a comeback in the world of fashion, many of the top March 2018 mobile ideas reflect a consumer desire to reconnect to this period in the past. Although some phone styles quickly became obsolete in their time, a number of smartphone manufacturers are now reviving popular styles with updated technology. Some of the best examples of this come from Nokia, including its affordable new Nokia 3310, which takes the form of a button phone, as well as the Nokia 8110, also known as the "banana phone" that was popularized by The Matrix films.

While many technology brands are in the process of pulling inspiration from nostalgic designs of the past, a number of other companies are looking forward by introducing four-camera smartphones and other innovations that enable the average consumer to capture professional-quality content.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Premium Console Game Apps
Premium Console Game Apps
Mario Kart Tour will Bring the Classic Game to Smartphones in 2019
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98
Prize-Providing Video Apps
Prize-Providing Video Apps
The 'Cloop' App Rewards Users with Gift Vouchers and More
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97
Father-Focused Delivery Room Apps
Father-Focused Delivery Room Apps
'Guys Guide to the Delivery Room' Helps Men to Be Supportive
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96
Cost-Effective Bulk Purchase Apps
Cost-Effective Bulk Purchase Apps
The 'Subscribly' App Supports Local Businesses and More
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95
Minimally Branded Phone Ads
Minimally Branded Phone Ads
Apple's 'Three Minutes' Ad Was Shot on the iPhone X
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94
Proactive Civic Apps
Proactive Civic Apps
This App Lets City Residents Report Non-Emergency Problems to Authorities
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93
Smartphone-Locating Home Devices
Smartphone-Locating Home Devices
The 'Findotron' Helps Users Locate Their Phone in Mere Moments
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92
Rate-Monitoring Travel Apps
Rate-Monitoring Travel Apps
'Service for Hotels' Automatically Rebooks Rooms to Save You Money
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91
Automotive Roller Coaster Apps
Automotive Roller Coaster Apps
'Audi Quattro Coaster' Lets Users Design a Roller Coaster Track
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90
Dynamic Cost-Free Music Services
Dynamic Cost-Free Music Services
'Mixshake' is a Customizable Free Music Streaming Service
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89
Battery-Focused Phones
Battery-Focused Phones
The Energizer Power Max P16K Touts Five Days of Use on a Single Charge
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88
Portable Voice Assistant Speakers
Portable Voice Assistant Speakers
The Altec Lansing 'VersA' Connects to Amazon Alexa
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87
5G Network Chipsets
5G Network Chipsets
Huawei's Balong 5G01 is the First Commercially Available 5H Chipset
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86
Customizable Cryptocurrency Platforms
Customizable Cryptocurrency Platforms
The 'Atlas' App Offers Access to News, Analysis and More
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85
Blind Way-Finding Apps
Blind Way-Finding Apps
This Clever Navigation App Helps the Visually Impaired Around Campus
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84
Anti-Smartphone Productivity Apps
Anti-Smartphone Productivity Apps
'Unphone' Has Users Compete to See Who Doesn't Use Their Device
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83
Smartphone-Evolving Desktop Docks
Smartphone-Evolving Desktop Docks
The Samsung DeX Pad Turns a Smartphone into a PC
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82
Bezel-Less Smartphones
Bezel-Less Smartphones
The Apex FullView Redesigns Its Features for a New Concept
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81
Mobile Trading Apps
Mobile Trading Apps
TradeMade Ensures That a Dime Won't Be Spent on Products and Services
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80
Online Content-Synthesizing Platforms
Online Content-Synthesizing Platforms
'iamcalm.online' Summarizes Content Before You Read it
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79
Hidden Geochat Apps
Hidden Geochat Apps
The 'Sweep' App Offers Access to Secret Chats in Your Area
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78
Mobile-Only Bank Platforms
Mobile-Only Bank Platforms
'NeoBank Choice' Helps Users Find the Best Bank for Them
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77
Battery Brand Smartphones
Battery Brand Smartphones
The Energizer Power Max P600S Offers 12 Hours of Continued Use
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76
Headphone Port Phone Cases
Headphone Port Phone Cases
The AudioMod Phone Case Returns the Headphone Jack to New iPhones
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75
Digital Workplace Unplugging Apps
Digital Workplace Unplugging Apps
Thrive Away Deletes Incoming E-Mails Sent During Vacation
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74
AI Beauty Enhancing Smartphones
AI Beauty Enhancing Smartphones
The New Oppo A71 Smartphone Has Advanced AI Technology
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73
Crypto-Integrating Chat Apps
Crypto-Integrating Chat Apps
LINE is Getting Into Cryptocurrency Trading and Financial Services
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72
Travel-Planning Search Features
Travel-Planning Search Features
Google Travel Planning Hopes to Make Vacations Easier
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71
Public Transit Management Apps
Public Transit Management Apps
The AftaRobot app is Hoping to Improve Taxi Transit in Johannesburg
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70
Four-Camera Smartphones
Four-Camera Smartphones
The Blu Vivo X is an Affordable Flagship Device
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69
Comusmer AR Toolkits
Comusmer AR Toolkits
Google's ARCore 1.0 is Now Available For Regular Consumer to Create With
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68
Customized Mixology Apps
Customized Mixology Apps
The 'Mixel' App Lets You Add in the Ingredients You Have on Hand
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67
Street-Specific Food Promotions
Street-Specific Food Promotions
Ritual is Hosting a 'Food is King' Deal in Toronto
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66
Quiz-Based Dating Apps
Quiz-Based Dating Apps
The 'Koko' Dating App Lets Users Easily Share Their Personal Preferences
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65
Social Gift Registry Apps
Social Gift Registry Apps
The 'Wishpoke' App Makes Spousal and Friend Gift Giving Efficient
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64
Hybrid Cloud Storage Drives
Hybrid Cloud Storage Drives
The 'Hello Space' Drive Merges Functionalities for Optimal Usage
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63
Three-in-One Wireless Chargers
Three-in-One Wireless Chargers
The Powerbeam Charges iPhones and Apple Watches with One Device
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62
Smartphone App Drivers Licenses
Smartphone App Drivers Licenses
This Digital Driving License is Being Trialed in Finland
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61
Professional Trainer-Booking Apps
Professional Trainer-Booking Apps
The 'Mastrow' App Connects Users Directly to Fitness Trainers
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60
Chinese New Year Smartphones
Chinese New Year Smartphones
The Gold Edition Razer Phone is Accented with Subtle Features
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59
Smartphone Storage Expansion Chargers
Smartphone Storage Expansion Chargers
The 'GOSPACE' Offers 5G Connectivity and Wireless Charging
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58
Tempered Smartwatch Protectors
Tempered Smartwatch Protectors
The Apple Watch Survivor Glass Protects Against Bumps and Scrapes
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57
Antitheft Alarm Selfie Sticks
Antitheft Alarm Selfie Sticks
The Mipow 'SelfieTIK' Alerts You if You Lose or Leave Your Device
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56
Personal AI Trainer Headphones
Personal AI Trainer Headphones
The LifeBEAM 'Vi Sport' Headphones Keep You on Track
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55
Brand Discovery Fashion Marketplaces
Brand Discovery Fashion Marketplaces
'The Reel' Locates Outfits in Stores Nearby
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54
Breakfast-Themed Emojis
Breakfast-Themed Emojis
Thomas' Bagels is Using the Popularity of Emojis to Advertise Bagel Day
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53
Engagement-Focused Dating App Updates
Engagement-Focused Dating App Updates
The 'Ladies First' Tinder Update is Similar to Bumble
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52
Family Camcorder Apps
Family Camcorder Apps
'Air' is Helping a New Generation of Parents Capture Home Movies
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51
AR Wartime Collectibles
AR Wartime Collectibles
The Royal British Legion's AR Campaign Connects Young Audiences to History
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50
Visualized Food Menu Apps
Visualized Food Menu Apps
'Eatick' Offers Crisp Imagery of Dishes from Restaurants Around You
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49
Cryptocurrency Dating Apps
Cryptocurrency Dating Apps
The LUXY Dating App is Allowing Users the Ability to Pay with Bitcoin
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48
Reaction Video Apps
Reaction Video Apps
The Reaction.cam App is Helping Users Engage With One Creator Another
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47
Collaborative Long-Term Savings Apps
Collaborative Long-Term Savings Apps
Starling Bank is Creating a Mobile-Only Banking Marketplace
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46
Demand-Based Food Ordering Apps
Demand-Based Food Ordering Apps
The 'Gebni' Takeout Food App Discounts Dishes Based on Demand
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45
Romantic Video Games
Romantic Video Games
'Florence' Dives into the Complexity of Love and Romance
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44
Airline Seat-Bidding Apps
Airline Seat-Bidding Apps
This Air Travel App Lets Users Bid Unbeatable Prices for Unsold Seats
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43
Secure Person-Tracking Wearables
Secure Person-Tracking Wearables
The 'StayTogether' Smartwatch Keeps You in Touch with Loved Ones
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42
Locational Illness-Tracking Apps
Locational Illness-Tracking Apps
The Doctors Report App Aims to Prevent Common Illnesses
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41
AR Art-Viewing Apps
AR Art-Viewing Apps
Art.com's Mobile App Now Supports Augmented Reality Artwork Previews
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40
Live-Action Evasion Games
Live-Action Evasion Games
Endemol Shine UK Recreated Its Channel 4 'Hunted' Show as an Experience
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39
Branded QR Code Variations
Branded QR Code Variations
Amazon Has Been Trialling Its Own QR Code Style Called SmileCodes
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38
Smartphone Skincare Scanners
Smartphone Skincare Scanners
Neutrogena's Skin360 App and SkinScanner Determines a "Skin Score"
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37
Smart Protective Device Covers
Smart Protective Device Covers
The Twelve South SurfacePad iPhone Cover is Demure and Functional
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36
Nighttime Smartphone Docks
Nighttime Smartphone Docks
The 'MoDi' Dock Helps Users Get an Uninterrupted Sleep
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35
Fake News Video Games
Fake News Video Games
'Bad News' Hopes to Stop Misinformation By Teaching People How It Works
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34
Affordable 4G Phones
Affordable 4G Phones
The New 'Nokia 3310' Hopes to Bring Modern Tech to Rural Chinese Areas
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33
Body Composition-Tracking Wearables
Body Composition-Tracking Wearables
The 'AURA Band' Fitness Wearable Accelerates Healthy Living
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32
Question-Based Social Apps
Question-Based Social Apps
'Queskr' Allows Users to Quickly Ask Questions and Get Answers
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31
Surface-Tracking AR Stickers
Surface-Tracking AR Stickers
Google Updated Its Motion Stills App to Include an AR Experience
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30
Ecosystem-Mimicking Plant Apps
Ecosystem-Mimicking Plant Apps
SmartTerra Helps Users Maintain the Plants in Their Homes
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29
Extensive Vegan Recipe Apps
Extensive Vegan Recipe Apps
One Green Planet's 'Food Monster' App Features Over 10,000 Recipes
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28
Collaborative Checklist Apps
Collaborative Checklist Apps
This Work App for Collaboration Helps Teams Communicate and Work Well
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27
Vintage Car Rental Apps
Vintage Car Rental Apps
The DriveShare App Lets People Rent Out Their Vintage Vehicles
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26
Extremely Limited-Edition Smartwatches
Extremely Limited-Edition Smartwatches
The Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20-WE is Limited to 15 Units
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25
Speedy Qi-Enabled Chargers
Speedy Qi-Enabled Chargers
The 'Plux' Charger Powers Up All Your Apple Devices at Once
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24
Tailored Pet Care Chatbots
Tailored Pet Care Chatbots
Perfect Fit's Bot Creates a 'Perfect Fit Plus Programme' for Pets
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23
Natural Vision Smartphone Lenses
Natural Vision Smartphone Lenses
The 'SPLENDOR' Case Captures Wide-Angle Photos with Precision
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22
Powerful Palm-Sized Projectors
Powerful Palm-Sized Projectors
The 'FastFox DLP' Projector Offers Up to Two Hours of Use
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21
Productive Smartphone Protectors
Productive Smartphone Protectors
The 'AudioMod' iPhone Case Offers More Power and Connectivity
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20
Workout-Enhancing Earbuds
Workout-Enhancing Earbuds
The AXUM GEAR Headphones Offer Impressive Bass and Durability
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19
Graphene-Lined Phone Cases
Graphene-Lined Phone Cases
The Nanocase Phone Case Prolongs Battery Life Without Extensions
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18
Ergonomic Smartphone Camera Accessories
Ergonomic Smartphone Camera Accessories
The Just Mobile 'ShutterGrip' Stabilizes Your Device
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17
Rewarding Digital Detox Apps
Rewarding Digital Detox Apps
The Lilspace App Awards Your Community for Offline Hours
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16
Food-Based Dating App Services
Food-Based Dating App Services
PB&J Matches the User with People Based on Food Swipes
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15
Podcast Creation Apps
Podcast Creation Apps
The Anchor App Has Undergone a Redesign to Focus on Podcast-Making
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14
Minimalist Magnetic Smartphone Chargers
Minimalist Magnetic Smartphone Chargers
The Conceptual 'Cling' Portable Power Bank is Qi-Enabled
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13
Swiss-Made Mechanical Smartwatches
Swiss-Made Mechanical Smartwatches
The Conex Watches 'X-ONE H1' is Stylish and Functional
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12
PC Monitor-Inspired Smartphones
PC Monitor-Inspired Smartphones
This Razer Phone 2.0 Concept Accommodates Gamer Demands
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11
AR Face-Painting Apps
AR Face-Painting Apps
The AR Face Maker App Makes the Most of the iPhone X's 3D Facial Recognition
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10
AR Engagement Ring Apps
AR Engagement Ring Apps
Diamond Hedge's Jewelry Try-On App Previews Rings in Augmented Reality
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9
AR Documentary Apps
AR Documentary Apps
BBC's Civilisations Series is Paired with the Interactive Civilisations AR App
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8
Professional 4K Smartphone Cameras
Professional 4K Smartphone Cameras
The Insta360 Nano S Camera Enables 360-Degree Content Recording
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7
Infrared Smartphone Camera Accessories
Infrared Smartphone Camera Accessories
This Infrared Camera Concept is Fun and Functional
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6
Customizable Kiddy Smartwatches
Customizable Kiddy Smartwatches
The Omate x Nanoblock Smartwatch Connects Kids to Their Parents
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5
Next-Gen Smartphone Gamepads
Next-Gen Smartphone Gamepads
The 'GameSir G5' Turns Your Device into the Optimal Game Console
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4
Personalized 90-Day Meal Plans
Personalized 90-Day Meal Plans
The Lazar Angelov Diet is Catered to Each Consumer's Lifestyle
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3
Revamped 90s Phones
Revamped 90s Phones
The Iconic Sliding Phone is Making a Return with the Nokia 8110
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2
Travel-Friendly Security Cameras
Travel-Friendly Security Cameras
The 'EYEBALL' Security Cameras Let You Monitor Any Environment
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1
Detox-Focused Minimalist Phones
Detox-Focused Minimalist Phones
The Light Phone Offers a Minimalist Alternative to Smartphones
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