The return of BenQ

Taiwanese company BenQ returns to the smartphone scene. The company had last launched the E55 in 2008. BenQ had then explained that it could not cope up with the highly competitive smartphone industry and will thus quit from the market considering the company’s well being. After taking a voluntary setback in the field of laptops and mobile phones, they concentrated on luxury lights, projectors, LCD monitors, cameras etc. Besides they own a chain of hospitals in China. After witnessing the success other Chinese and Taiwanese companies have achieved in the mobile phone industry, BenQ seems to have changed its mind. Now the company has unveiled two smartphones. Officials have announced that outside Taiwan market, the phones will be called BenQ A3 and Benq F3.


The BenQ F3 features a 4.5-inch qHD IPS display with a resolution of 960 X 540 pixels. The device is powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The phone runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and sports a13-megapixel rear camera with zero shutter lag as well as BSI sensor. The front-facing camera is 2-megapixel. It packs a 2,100mAh battery. The smartphone with dimensions of 131.6 x 66.9 x 8.9mm weighs 119 grams. It costs INR 16,900. The BenQ A3 too has the same screen size, display, internal memory, RAM and microSD card slot as the BenQ F3.

BenQ A3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The phone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor and LED flash besides a 2-megapixel front camera.The phone packs a 2000mAh battery. The smartphone that weighs 135 grams, comes with dimensions of 133.9 x 66 x 9.9mm. Though the smartphone features a 4.5-inch screen its total size adds up to a little more than 5 inches. The phone costs around INR 12,700. To know if BenQ’s advertisement slogan ‘Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life’ is true, we will have to wait till the phone reaches the Indian market.