BenQ Returns to Smartphones with Two New Android Handsets

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BenQ hasn’t been all that relevant in the smartphone industry for years, but today the Taiwanese manufacturer has decided to jump back into the business — in its home country, at least. The company’s unveiled two decidedly mid-range Android devices, the F3 and the A3, which are available in Taiwan today.

Neither of these devices appear to be particularly flashy, but the higher-end of the two is the F3, which comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 chip, a 2,100 mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.2.2. The A3 counters that with a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8225Q processor, a 2,000mAh battery, an 8-megapixel shooter and Android 4.1.2. It’s also a tad thicker and heavier, at 9.99mm and 135g, whereas the F3 measures at 8.9mm and weighs in at 119g.

Other than those slight differences, we’re looking at two largely similar budget devices. Both come with 4.5-inch, 960×540 displays, 1 GB of RAM, 4GB of expandable storage, and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras. As far as pricing goes, the F3 costs
NT$7,990 (or about $270 in the US), while the A3 will set you back NT$5,990 (or US$200). We don’t expect either smartphone to hit the States anytime soon, but we’ll let you know if BenQ goes global either way.

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