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Top 50 Mobile Trends in October

From Multi-Modal Travel Apps to Biodegradable Phone Protectors

— October 16, 2021 — Tech
Exciting hardware advancements, new app launches, and plenty of one-of-kind phone cases were some of the significant developments informing the October 2021 mobile trends.

App-focused innovations represented a large number of this month's trends, both in the form of new platform launches and added features. Arriva released a smart mobility app in Europe called 'glimble,' which aims to revolutionize public transportation by allowing passengers to embark on multi-modal commutes. Meanwhile, Snapchat introduced new AR-powered sign language lenses, and Spotify debuted its 'Enhance' feature for better playlist building.

In addition, a range of new phone cases and mobile chargers were released this month, all presenting inventive elements. For example, Raptic released a fully biodegradable phone case designed for the new iPhone 13, while Razer launched the 'Razer Arctech iPhone 13 Case,' a unique mobile protector coated in antimicrobial material.
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Premium Wireless Audio Updates
Premium Wireless Audio Updates
Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Now Supports aptX Lossless Audio
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49
Classical Music App Integrations
Classical Music App Integrations
Apple Acquires Primephonic in Move to Launch Classical Music App
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48
Multifunctional Smartphone Protectors
Multifunctional Smartphone Protectors
The PopCase is a Multi-Tool Solution from PopSockets
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47
Cinema-Focused Smartphones
Cinema-Focused Smartphones
The Apple iPhone 13 Puts a Sleek, Durable Design in the Spotlight
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46
Pro-Grade Video Editing Apps
Pro-Grade Video Editing Apps
The Grain by Moment App Offers Access to Handcrafted Presets
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45
Iconic Movie-Based Mobile Stories
Iconic Movie-Based Mobile Stories
Crazy Maple Studios Launches 'MEAN GIRLS' Mobile Stories
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44
Flagship 8K-Ready Smartphones
Flagship 8K-Ready Smartphones
The Xiaomi 11T Pro Smartphone Has HyperCharge Technology
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43
Pro-Grade Photography Smartphones
Pro-Grade Photography Smartphones
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Shows Off All-New Camera Hardware
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42
AI-Enabled Innovation Tools
AI-Enabled Innovation Tools
Turbine Labs Has Launched 'Thought Leadership Briefing'
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41
Algorithmically Enhanced Music Playlists
Algorithmically Enhanced Music Playlists
Spotify 'Enhance' Intends to Spice Up Users' Playlists
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40
Simplified Anti-Stress Finance Apps
Simplified Anti-Stress Finance Apps
The 'OmniMoney' App Helps to Reduce Financial Anxiety
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39
Global IoT Solutions
Global IoT Solutions
Huawei Has Launched 'CloudCampus 3.0' To Help Companies Build Campus Networks
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38
ASL Social Media Lenses
ASL Social Media Lenses
Snapchat Launched New Features in Honor of the Week of the Deaf
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37
Interactive Photo Contest Apps
Interactive Photo Contest Apps
The 'RYVO' App Allows Users to Create and Vote on Photo Contests
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36
Music-Matching Smart Lights
Music-Matching Smart Lights
Philips Hue and Spotify Make Lights Pulse to the Beat of Songs
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35
Short-Form Live Shopping Videos
Short-Form Live Shopping Videos
Kuick Clips Lets Users Swipe Left & Right on 30-90 Second Videos
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34
Interest-Free Pay-Later Apps
Interest-Free Pay-Later Apps
LayBuy Launches in the UK Presenting a Viable Alternative to Afterpay
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33
Social Music Discovery Apps
Social Music Discovery Apps
The 'humit' App Blends Socializing with Digital Music
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32
Post-Hospital Care Apps
Post-Hospital Care Apps
Laguna Health's New Tool Aims to Assist Hospital Patients Returning Home
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31
Educational Stock Market Apps
Educational Stock Market Apps
The 'Mushu' Stock Market App Helps Users Learn, Invest and Compete
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30
Household Playground Apps
Household Playground Apps
IKEA's Kaleidoscopic Home Concept Enriches Living Spaces for All Ages
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29
Farmer-Run Live Commerce Events
Farmer-Run Live Commerce Events
Kuaishou Becomes Go-To Livestream Platform for Chinese Farmers
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28
NFC-Enabled Cigar Boxes
NFC-Enabled Cigar Boxes
Ferio Tego Cigar Co. Uses Smart Packaging to Share Info with Customers
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27
Livestream Resale Marketplaces
Livestream Resale Marketplaces
Galaxy Blends Fashion Resale with a Live Shopping Experience
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26
Multi-Modal Travel Apps
Multi-Modal Travel Apps
Arriva Has Released a Smart Mobility App for Public Transport In Europe
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25
AR Makeup Tutorial Platforms
AR Makeup Tutorial Platforms
YouCam Tutorial Provides Interactive Step-by-Step Education
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24
Plastic-Like Technology Glasses
Plastic-Like Technology Glasses
The LG Chem Real Folding Window is Hard Like Glass But Flexible
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23
AI Travel Assistants
AI Travel Assistants
Eddy Travels Provides a Helping Hand with Planning Trips
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22
Accessible Digital Healthcare Tools
Accessible Digital Healthcare Tools
Crossover Health Launches New Online Wellness App 'Be Well'
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21
Protective Privacy Smartphone Sleeves
Protective Privacy Smartphone Sleeves
The Harber London Magnetic Envelope Sleeve is Discreet
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20
Haute Toolbox Smartphone Cases
Haute Toolbox Smartphone Cases
The Balenciaga Toolbox Phone Case is Made from Recycled Plastic
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19
Ventilated Antimicrobial Smartphone Cases
Ventilated Antimicrobial Smartphone Cases
The Razer Arctech iPhone 13 Case Comes in Four Sizes
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18
Multi-Position Mobile Device Chargers
Multi-Position Mobile Device Chargers
The Nimble Wireless Convertible Stand Works Flat or Standing
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17
Photographer Edition Smartphones
Photographer Edition Smartphones
OPPO's Kodak-Branded Smartphone Has 50MP Cameras
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16
Live Lifestyle Shopping Apps
Live Lifestyle Shopping Apps
Verishop Has Launched 'Livestream Shopping' Feature for iOS App
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15
Magnetic Workout Smartphone Mounts
Magnetic Workout Smartphone Mounts
The Belkin Magnetic Fitness Phone Mount is MagSafe-Compatible
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14
Timepiece-Matching Smartphones
Timepiece-Matching Smartphones
The Caviar 'Pair of Kings' Collection Elevates the iPhone 13 Pro
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13
Branded Fast Food Smartphones
Branded Fast Food Smartphones
The Wendy's Phone Has a Digital Assistant of Its Own Named Wendy
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12
Biodegradable Phone Protectors
Biodegradable Phone Protectors
Terrain by Raptic is Made with 100% Biodegradable Materials
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11
Screenless Emergency Cellphones
Screenless Emergency Cellphones
The SpareOne Phone Showcases a AA Battery Through its Screen
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10
Built-in Charger Power Banks
Built-in Charger Power Banks
The 'DELE' MagSafe Wireless Power Bank is Easy to Use and Recharge
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9
Butter-Themed Phone Cases
Butter-Themed Phone Cases
CASETiFY and BTS Created Tech Accessories Inspired by a Hit Song
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8
Decentralized Social Metaverses
Decentralized Social Metaverses
Uhive is a Creator-First Platform to Generate Wealth for All
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7
Smartphone Conference Call Docks
Smartphone Conference Call Docks
The Rayz Rally Pro Works with Google Meet and More
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6
Interactive Holographic Packaging
Interactive Holographic Packaging
Immertia Enriches Packaging with Tiny, Helpful Human Holograms
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5
Car-Freshening Phone Holders
Car-Freshening Phone Holders
The 'NUMBER ZERO' Phone Holder is MagSafe-Compatible
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4
Pocket-Paired Smartphone Sleeves
Pocket-Paired Smartphone Sleeves
The Cocones Card Wallet Sleeve Has Two Leather Pockets
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3
Triple-Function Smartphone Cases
Triple-Function Smartphone Cases
The PROXA Versatile Phone Case Works with Three Accessories
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2
Comprehensive Parenting Apps
Comprehensive Parenting Apps
ParentPal is an App that Takes the Guesswork Out of Parenting
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1
Virtual Pet Collectibles
Virtual Pet Collectibles
The Neopets Metaverse Collection Shares Algorithmically Generated NFTs
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