With Apple preoccupied with its iPhone X and iPhone 8 releases from last fall, the landscape for hot, new smartphones in 2018 has been all about Android. The first half of 2018 saw a surge of major new Android smartphone launches, with Samsung's debut of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (featuring enhanced cameras); BlackBerry's rollout of a second-generation model in its KEY series (the KEY2); and with smartphone makers LG, OnePlus and Huawei among the other smartphone makers to unveil noteworthy new devices.
In the following slides we've rounded up our picks for the 10 coolest smartphones to hit the North American market in the first half of 2018.
(For more on the biggest news of 2018, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.").