Best Flagship Smartphones You Can Buy Under Rs 40,000 (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Due to the coronavirus outbreak in more than 200 countries, the launch of several smartphones have been postponed. There has been a complete lockdown in India due to the rising COVID-19 cases. Though the smartphone market is down, there are buyers eager to get their hands on new smartphones once the market is operational again. In the Indian market, there has been cut-throat competition when it comes to flagship smartphones. Right from Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Realme X50 Pro 5G to Asus ROG Phone 2, the Indian market has some great phones under Rs 40,000. From gaming smartphones to photography focused devices, the segment has it all. So, News Nation brings you the best flagship smartphones available in the market under Rs 40,000.
Realme X50 Pro 5G sports a 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone supports dual-SIM (Nano) technology and runs Android 10 with Realme UI on top. The device is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, paired with Adreno 650 GPU and up to 12GB of RAM. It also offers up to 256GB of UFS 3.0+ storage on the X50 Pro 5G.
On the imaging front, Realme X50 Pro 5G comes equipped with a quad rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel primary Samsung GW1 sensor with an f/1.8, six-piece lens. The primary camera is assisted by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, 12-megapixel telephoto shooter, and a 2-megapixel portrait camera.
On the front, there is a dual selfie camera setup that boasts of a 32-megapixel Sony IMX 616 primary sensor with an f/2.5 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens.
Connectivity options on the phone include 5G (NSA/ SA and mainstream bands), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. Whereas, sensors onboard include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, in-display fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor. The device packs a 4,200mAh battery with 65W Super Dart charging.
The price for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of Realme X50 Pro 5G in India has been set at Rs 37,999, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model costs Rs 39,999. The top-spec 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model of Realme X50 Pro 5G in India costs Rs 44,999. The smartphone comes in Mass Green and Rust Red colour options.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) Infinity-O Super AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio a pixel density of 394ppi. The smartphone supports dual-SIM (Nano) technology and is powered by the 2.7GHz Exynos 9810 octa-core SoC, paired with up to 8GB RAM options. It offers 128GB of onboard storage that can further be expanded via a microSD card (up to 1TB).
The smartphone comes equipped with the S Pen stylus that is connected via Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE standard). The S Pen stylus comes with the features including multimedia control, clicking a picture, and Air Commands.
On the imaging front, the smartphone comes equipped with a triple rear camera setup that houses a 12-megapixel sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus and an f/1.7 lens. The primary sensor is accompanied by a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture. Also, there is a 32-megapixel camera on the front.
The device packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for the proprietary Super Fast charging technology. The smartphone further has an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication. Dimensions of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite are 76.1 x 163.7 x 8.7mm and weighs 199 grams.
The price for the base 6GB + 128GB model of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite in India has been set at Rs 38,999. Whereas, the top-end 8GB + 128GB variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite costs Rs 40,999. It comes in Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura Red colour options.
iQoo 3 features a 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) HDR 10+ Super AMOLED display with 91.40 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display also comes with Schott Xensation UP protective layer. It also has a pixel density of 409ppi. 180Hz touch sampling rate, and 800 nits of peak brightness that maxes out at 1200 nits in some cases, as per iQoo.
Under the hood, iQoo 3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The smartphone offers up to 256GB of onboard UFS 3.1 storage. It packs a 4,440mAh battery with support for the proprietary 55W Super FlashCharge technology.
On the imaging front, iQoo 3 comes equipped with a quad-rear camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel main camera with an f/1.79 aperture and the Sony IMX582 sensor. The primary camera is assisted by a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.46 aperture and 20x digital zoom output, a 13-megapixel wide-angle snapper with an f/2.2 aperture and a 120-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel portrait camera with an f/2.4 aperture for bokeh shots.
On the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie snapper with an f/2.45 aperture. The selfie camera is housed inside a hole-punch. Connectivity options on the iQoo 3 include 5G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C 2.0, GPS, and Glonass.
The device measures 158.51 x 74.88 x 9.16mm and weighs at 214.5 grams. Also, there is an in-display fingerprint sensing module for authentication. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
iQoo 3 comes in both 4G and 5G variants. However, the 5G support is limited only to the top-end configuration of iQoo 3. The price for iQoo 3's 4G-only 8GB + 128GB variant in India has been set at Rs 36,990, while the 4G-only 8GB + 256GB model costs Rs 39,990. On the other hand, the iQoo 3's top-end 12GB + 256GB model, which comes with 5G support, carries a price tag of Rs 44,990. The smartphone comes in Quantum Silver, Volcano Orange, and Tornado Black colour options.
Asus ROG Phone 2 features a 6.59-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and 10-bit HDR support.
The phone supports dual-SIM (Nano) technology and it runs ROG UI based on Android Pie. The gaming-centric phone of Asus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, paired with 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.0 of internal storage.
On the imaging front, Asus ROG Phone 2 comes equipped with a 48 MP Sony IMX 586 sensor which uses a quad-bayer technology and f/1.79 aperture. The primary camera is accompanied by a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 125-degrees field of view. For selfies, there is a 24-megapixel shooter.
Asus ROG Phone 2 packs a 6,000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4.0 fast-charging standard. It also features an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication.
Asus offering sports dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS: X Ultra support and features Air Trigger 2, the upgraded version of the Asus ROG Phone's ultrasonic shoulder buttons for a console controller-like gaming experience.
The price for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of Asus ROG Phone 2 has been set at Rs 37,999. Whereas, the higher-end 12GB + 512GB variant of the Asus ROG Phone 2 carries a price tag of Rs 59,999.