New BenQ smartphones unveiled in Taiwan

New BenQ smartphones, namely the F3 and A3.

New BenQ smartphones, namely the F3 and A3.

BenQ is dipping its feet into the smartphone business again as the company unveils two low-priced, quad-core Android smartphones. The two BenQ smartphones are named the BenQ F3 (pictured left), which is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon MT6589 processor, and the BenQ A3 with its 1.2GHz Snapdragon MSM8225Q chip.

Both smartphones sport a 4.5-inch IPS display with 960 x 540 resolution, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for expanded memory, a 2-megapixel camera at the front, and similar batteries (2100mAh for the F3; 2000mAh for the A3).

The two gadgets have different cameras at its backs. The BenQ F3 has a higher-end, 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 and HDR, while the A3 settles for an 8-megapixel camera.

Both BenQ smartphones are already available in Taiwan. The F3 costs NT$7,990 (US$270) sans contract, while the A3 is sold for NT$4,990 (US$200). No details yet regarding potential global expansion.

Source: Engadget

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