“Here’s a list of top smartphone under Rs 40,000 with Snapdragon 845 SoC”

The popular handset maker, OnePlus recently unveiled its latest flagship — the OnePlus 6T (review) — in India. With a starting price tag of Rs 37,999, it’s one of the most affordable offerings in India to come with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. But it isn’t the only one and if you are looking for other devices that feature similar grunt under the hood, then you are at the right place. Here’s a list of smartphones that are available under Rs 40,000 in India and sport a similar flagship-grade spec sheet

LG G7+ ThinQ

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LG’s flagship for the year 2018  the G7+ ThinQ — is now available at a lesser price than the  OnePlus 6 (review) and is one of the best value-for-money offerings in the country currently. The smartphone comes with a 6.1-inch QHD+ display featuring a display notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. A 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage accompanies the Snapdragon 845 SoC. For imaging, the phone offers a pair of 16-megapixel shooters on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The flagship ships with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. The smartphone can be grabbed from Flipkart for Rs 33,999 at the moment.

Related read: LG G7+ ThinQ review 

ASUS ZenFone 5Z

The ZenFone 5Z was ASUS’ attempt to go up against OnePlus 6 (review) and it also is a suitable contender for its successor as well. The 5Z comes with a 6.2-inch FHD+ display featuring a display notch and 19:9 aspect ratio. The SD845-powered flagship is being offered in three RAM and storage configurations — 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. The phone comes with 12MP + 8MP sensors on the rear with LED flash and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. Other features of the smartphone include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, dual 5-magnet speakers, dual microphones, and hi-res audio. The entire package is backed by a 3,300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging tech. The base variant of the 5Z starts at Rs 29,999. 

Related read: ASUS ZenFone 5Z review



Xiaomi launched a new sub-brand called POCO in a bid to dominate the Rs 20k+ market and the F1 is a debut offering from the brand. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the F1 is the most disruptive smartphone at the moment as it offers the Snapdragon 845 SoC in the Rs 20,000 range. The 5.99-incher is available in configurations up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage that can be further expandable with a microSD card. In the imaging department, the smartphone employs 12MP + 5MP rear cameras and a 20MP selfie shooter. The phone boots Android Oreo and is also all set to receive the Android Pie update as well. The device is backed by a beefy 4,000mAh battery with support for fast charging.

The list shows that one doesn’t have to spend big bucks anymore to get a flagship-grade smartphone in India. Brands like OnePlus, ASUS and Xiaomi are truly disrupting the smartphone market with their disruptive pricing. Which one of these caught your attention? Let us know in the comment box below.