smartphones 2018

Top trending smartphones of 2018; Updated regularly

The year 2018 started with lots of innovations in the mobile tech world; many mobile OEM giants have already released superb and stunning smartphones while many others are yet to come with theirs after the MWC 2018.

This article contains the list of the top trending smartphones so far this year with their current prices, features, and specs.

Trending smartphones of 2018

Apple iPhone X ($1, 300.00)

iPhone X

Since the launch of this device, it has been on trend. Apple’s iPhone X comes with mouth-watering features, viz; Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Scratch-resistant glass, water and dust resistant, all-screen display and is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 2716mAh battery

Full Specifications

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in
Weight 174g
SIM Nano
Screen Display Super AMOLED capacitive (16M colors)
Size 5.8inc. (82.9% aspect ratio)
Multi-touch Yes
Protection Oleophobic coating, True-tone display
OS iOS 11.1.1, upgradeable to 11.2.5
Chipset Apple A11 bionic
CPU Hexa-core 2.39 GHz (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
GPU Apple GPU (3-core graphics)
Card Support No
Memory 64/256GB, 3GB of RAM
Camera Dual 12MP rear cameras
7MP Secondary shooter
Earphone jack
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth Yes – V5.0
Radio No
USB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Face ID, gyro, compass, proximity
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery

 

Tecno Camon Cmore ($130.00)

Tecno Camon CM

The African leading mobile smartphone manufacturer – Tecno unleased a banger to the African mobile market and it has been the talk of the moment every since its flag-off last month.

Cmore is a level-entry device retailed at a very cheap rate. It packs quite lovely features and specs; 18.9 body-to-screen aspect ratio, 5.7″ HD Capacitive touchscreen, dual sim with 4G LTE technology and is powered by a strong 3000mAh battery.

Full Specifications

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Weight
SIM Dual Micro
Screen Display IPS Touchscreen – HD, 720 x 1440 pixels (364 PPI)
Size 5.7inc. (18:9 aspect ratio)
Multi-touch Yes
Protection Gorilla glass
OS Android Nougat 7.0 with HiOS 2.0
Chipset MTK MT6737
CPU Quad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex
GPU Mali GPU
Card Support Yes – up to 128GB (dedicated slot)
Memory 16GB, 2GB of RAM
Camera 13MP rear camera
13MP Secondary shooter
Earphone jack 3.5mm
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth Yes – V4.2, A2DP
Radio Yes
USB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Fingerprint, gyro, compass, proximity
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ($923.00)

Full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen display device; a super stunning smartphone with a sleek design. It comes with infinity screen display, 6.3″ screen size (18.5:9 aspect ratio).

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 

Galaxy Note 8 also comes with a stylus smart-pen which lets you draw/create gestures on the device screen. It went on to pack a whopping 6GB of RAM coupled with 64/128GB ROM and is powered by a 3300mAh non-removeable battery.

Full Specifications

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions 6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in
Weight 195g
SIM Single Micro or Dual Hybrid SIM
Screen Display Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3inc. (18.5:9 aspect ratio)
Multi-touch Yes
Protection Gorilla glass 5, Aluminum frame
OS Android Nougat 7.1.1 further upgradeable to OREO 8.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998
CPU Snapdragon 835
GPU Adreno 540
Card Support Yes – up to 256GB (SIM 2 slot)
Memory 64/128GB, 6GB of RAM
Camera Dual 12MP rear camera LED flash.
8MP Secondary shooter
Earphone jack 3.5mm
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth Yes – V5.0, A2DP
Radio No
USB 3.1
Sensors Accelerometer, Iris Scanner, Fingerprint, gyro, compass, proximity
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro ($246.00)

Xiaomi is among the leading China OEM’s at the moment, the company designs smartphones which could be compared to the Apple’s iPhones in terms of body design.

This smartphone – Redmi Note 5Pro is the brand latest flagship device launched early this month. It comes with a 2.0GHz Qualcomm chipset and a super 4000mAh battery capacity.

xiaomi redmi note 5

 

 

features of this smartphone include; Hybrid Dual SIM, 5.99″ screen size, corning gorilla glass, runs on Nougat 7.1.2 and flaunts dual 12Mp rear camera.

Full SPecifications

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions 6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 in
Weight 181g
SIM Dual Hybrid SIM
Screen Display IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99inc. (18:9 aspect ratio)
Multi-touch Yes
Protection Gorilla glass
OS Android Nougat 7.1.2 with MiUi 9.0
Chipset Qualcomm SDM636
CPU Snapdragon 636
GPU Adreno 509
Card Support Yes – up to 256GB (SIM 2 slot)
Memory 64GB, 4/6GB of RAM
Camera Dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera, LED flash.
20MP Secondary shooter
Earphone jack 3.5mm
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth Yes – V5.0, A2DP
Radio FM
USB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Fingerprint, gyro, compass, proximity
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

 

Wrap Up:

These are the top trending smartphones so far this year. We’ll be updating this list regularly to contain other smartphones that would break the internet after the MWC in few days time!

You can as well add to this list by commenting your best smartphone and we might add it to the list if its worth it. Also, help share this article with your friends and colleagues.

 

 

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