In the history of smartphones, 2017 may go down as a major turning point toward "edge-to-edge" designs, and away from large bezels. Yes, some phones such as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus kept the bezels intact, but Apple leapt into the edge-to-edge game with the debut of the much-anticipated iPhone X. Apple joined vendors such as rival Samsung, which launched three phones with huge displays and minimal bezels this year -- the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note8.
But there were plenty of other major releases in 2017, too, from vendors including Google, LG, Motorola, and even BlackBerry.
What follows are our picks for the 10 coolest smartphones to hit the North American market in 2017.
Get more of CRN's 2017 tech year in review.