If you want a top-end smartphone in 2019, you can’t do better than one with a Snapdragon 855 chipset. While such smartphones are often among the costliest in the market, there are a number of them available at bargain prices. Here are the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phones available in the market today.
The most powerful Android smartphones and the best phones in 2019 are powered by Snapdragon 855, the top processor in the smatphone market. There are lots of technical points that make the Snapdragon 855 chipset shine, but we will stick to explaining this in a non-technical way: just know that it provides the best capabilities for today’s premium, flagship phones. These includes phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10 range and the Galaxy Fold.
The average Snapdragon 855 phone sells for $800 (about N300,000) and above. Some cost as much as $1700 (about N600,000). But there is a crop of pocket-friendlier phones using the SD855 chipset that you can buy for less than $500 (about N180,000).
Find below the list of the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phones you can buy today.
OnePlus 7 Pro
With a base price tag of $679, OnePlus 7 Pro barely makes the list of the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phones. But almost doesn’t count; right? What matters is that it made the list.
The One Plus 7 Pro has a 6.67-inch AMOLED notchless display, 16 MP rising selfie camera, 48 MP + 20 MP + 5 MP rear triple camera, 10 GB RAM, up to 256 GB internal memory, and a 4000 mAh battery.
Price: $678 / N244,000. OnePlus 7 Pro specs.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT
Another great bargain SD855 phone is the Lenovo Z5 Pro. It is almost as good a bargain as the Pocofone F1, because it can be found at prices close enough. That makes it one of the very cheapest Snapdragon 855 phones on this list.
It isn’t as popular as the F1 and other devices listed here, but it is a solid smartphone for the price.
Price: $327 / N115,000
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi is known for manufacturing more affordable devices. Its 2019 flagship model, Mi 9, is a Snapdragon machine that is quite a bargain, coming in just below the $500 mark. Not only is this one of the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phones available, it is also one of the best.
Xiaomi Mi 9 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, 48 MP triple camera, 20 MP selfie camera, up to 12 GB RAM, up to 256 GB internal memory options, and a 3300 mAh battery.
Price: $455 / N160,000. Xiaomi Mi 9.
Redmi K20 Pro
This Snapdragon 855 smartphone is yet to be officially announced, but we have seen leaks, teasers and benchmark test results. As far as benchmark tests go, it is the most powerful Snapdragon 855 smartphone right now, and with Redmi being a budget brand, it will be one of the cheapest.
This page will be updated with the price of the Redmi K20 Pro as soon as it is official. There are also rumours that the K20 Pro will be announced as the Pocophone F2, successor to the Snapdragon 845 budget flagship, Pocophone F1.
These are the very cheapest Snapdragon 855 phones you can buy today in 2019. Where can you get these beauties from? Retail stores in your locality will have them, and if they do not, hop on to GearBest, AliExpress, Amazon, Jumia, and the like.
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