BenQ launches two new midrange smartphones in Taiwan

Posted on Dec 2 2013 - 1:00pm by Valerie Richardson

BenQ F3BenQ bowed down from the smartphone business last year, or so we thought. The electronics giant is at it again, as it has launched a couple of new Android handsets. Although these smartphones are far from being high end, we expect them to sell well granted they are marketed appropriately. For the time being, these devices have been announced in Taiwan and there’s no word on when or if the company will launch it globally, so don’t hold your breath. The smartphones are called the A3 and the F3 respectively, making it easier for the customers to remember.

Starting with the A3, it packs a 4.5 inch qHD display, a 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera on the back, 4GB of internal storage and a 2,100 mAh battery. The more powerful BenQ F3 however packs a 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 chipset along with a 13MP camera on the back capable of HDR video and other camera trickery. The rest of the hardware is pretty much the same as the A3. The F3 features Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean while the A3 is settling with Android 4.1.2. The BenQ A3 costs NT$5,990 ($202) while the F3 costs about NT$7,990 ($270) which is quite decent considering the hardware BenQ has packed inside the two Droids.

BenQ A3Source: BenQ F3, BenQ A3

Via: Engadget

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