2018 turned out to be a great year for tech. The first months of the year were seeming to be the year of the notch. the notch was so rampant that even the pixel 3 got it. the last months of the year were filled with phone launches that tried to cover or minimise the notch as much as possible. it was best implemented on the OnePlus 6T which used a teardrop notch and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 which used a sliding mechanism to bring up the camera and sensors.
Of the 423 phones announced, the most expensive are the Oppo Find X Lamborgini 1700 EUR, Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design at 1600 EUR, Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design at 1300 EUR.
The Heaviest phones made this 2018 were the Yezz Epic T at 469g, Energizer Power Max P16K Pro 350g, Sonim XP8 at 335g. A worthy mention here is the Red Hydrogen One at 263g.
The most popular phone on gsmarena is the Samsung Galaxy A8s. its the first phone from Samsung with a Camera hole cutout. its followed by the Huawei Nova 4 which has the same technology. the phone is announced but yet to be released. the third most popular is the Xiami Redmi Note 6 Pro
the phones announced this year with the biggest battery capacity are the Energizer Power Max P16K Pro with 16000mah battery followed by Yezz Epic T with 9000mah battery and then the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 with 5500mah battery. for reference, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes in at the 53rd position.
the phone with the hight camera resolution is the Huawei Nova 4 with a 48MP camera followed by the Huawei P20 Pro with a 40MP Camera and the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design also with 40MP.
There are 41 phones with 8GB RAM and above of which includes phones like the Oneplus 6T, the Pocophone, Galaxy Note 9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, RealMe 2 Pro.
8 Phones with 512 internal memory. Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, Asus ROG Phone, ZTE Nubia X, Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design.
6 Phones with the maximum pixel density made this year of 550ppi. The Samsung Galaxy S9, LG G7 thinkQ, Sony Xperia XZ3 Premium, LG G7 One, LG G7 Fit, Sharp Aquos R2