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BenQ launches F3, A3 entry-level Android smartphones in Taiwan

updated 12:07 pm EST, Mon December 2, 2013

Similar BenQ smartphones differ in processor choice, rear camera

Display manufacturer BenQ has rejoined the smartphone industry, by introducing a pair of quad-core devices in Taiwan. The F3 and A3 are both entry-level Android devices with similar 4.5-inch 960x540-resolution IPS displays, and though they both share the same external design and similar internal specifications, the two differ in terms of processor and rear cameras.

BenQ A3
BenQ A3

Each device has a front-facing 2-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage with microSD expansion, Wi-Fi, GPS, and WCDMA/HSPA connectivity. The F3 opts for a MediaTek-based 1.2GHz processor, 2,100mAh of battery, and a 13-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera, notes Engadget, while the A3 has a smaller 2,000mAh battery, a similar-speed Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and an 8-megapixel shooter.

The F3 and A3 are on sale in Taiwan today off-contract for NT$7,990 ($270) and NT$5,990 ($200) respectively. BenQ has yet to reveal if the two smartphones will be available in other regions in the future.

by MacNN Staff



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