In the digital age, our lives revolve around smartphones more so than ever before. As a result, having a trending smartphone is important to all manner of people. Gone are the days of waiting a couple of years for the latest smartphone to come to fruition. Today, new smartphones are being churned out within a matter of months, meaning it’s virtually impossible to always have the latest phone. As a result, there are always a number of trending smartphones on the go, including the following that have recently been released or are set to be released in the near future. Each is powered via lithium batteries, which guarantee a long battery life and a powerful model. To that end, detailed below are some of the top trending smartphones of the year.
Google Pixel 7a
One of the best-value phones of the previous year was the Google Pixel 7a’s predecessor. The Pixel 7a is set to include even more high-end features, including wireless charging and a 90Hz display refresh rate. This is in addition to the brand-new lead camera sensor, which promises low-light performance. In fact, the Tensor G2 CPU is up there with rivals in which the price tag is considerably higher. While the Google Pixel 7a is set to cost a little more than its predecessor, this increase is certainly justified. After all, the model comes with various upgrades, which make the price boost seem suitable.
Asus Zenfone 10
The Asus Zenfones are renowned for being simultaneously pocket-friendly and powerful phones, and the Asus Zenfone 10 is no exception to this rule. The design has evolved since the Zenphone 9, and the camera hardware has, too. This isn’t to say that the other internals have taken a backseat, as these are also as cutting-edge as can possibly be. Perhaps the biggest pro of the Asus Zenfone 10 is its ability to capture video to such a high standard.
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
It comes as no surprize that the Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is the top gaming phone. This is all down to the latest Snapdragon silicon, which features TEC chilling for optional active cooling. On top of this, the phone generally promises a flawless performance, thanks to its 6.78in OLED display, second screen on the back for effects and notifications, and 6000mAh battery. Unfortunately, the three rear cameras don’t deliver anything too impressive, and the phone, on the whole, is largely average when considering the cost of it.
OnePlus V Fold
A number of millennials miss the flip phone, which is why all manner of brands are starting to introduce them again. OnePlus is just one of these brands, as it debuts its V Fold, which, as the name suggests, folds like a book. It’s said to deliver rapid wired charging, in addition to various other advantages. Aside from being a folding phone, though, it doesn’t offer much difference from OnePlus’ other latest models. Therefore, if you’re not interested in the folding aspect, you might consider another model.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
Continuing with the folding phones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 was the best folding phone to be made by Samsung, meaning there are high hopes for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. It’s likely that the latest model will boast a built-in S-Pen, quicker charging, and a slimmer design, too. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is set to hit the market very soon, meaning Samsung fans don’t have to wait too long to get their hands on the latest model.
Samsung Galaxy S24
The Samsung Galaxy S phones sit among the most popular smartphones out there when it comes to non-Apple phones. Unfortunately, the S24’s predecessor didn’t bring much to the table, as it didn’t differ too greatly from the previous generation. As a result, Samsung fans are hopeful that the S24 will promise something a bit more special. It has been suggested that the + version of the S24 might not come to fruition, as the brand appears to be focusing on a two-phone lineup. Despite this, the S24 isn’t set to hit the stores for some time, meaning that everything could change before the phone hits the market.
Apple iPhone 15
Last but certainly not least is the Apple iPhone 15, which is due to launch in September of this year. Apple fans are anticipating that the model will come with a periscope zoom and 8K video recording. Similarly, fans are excited to thee the Dynamic Island notch continue. For Apple users, new iPhone models are always a hit. While they’re not necessarily drastically different from the previous generations, they’re great for consistency and maintaining a user-friendly interface. As a result, the latest iPhone model will always be a trending smartphone, no matter the year.