BenQ has launched two new quad core handsets the BenQ F3 and BenQ A3 in Taiwan. The A3 is with Snapdragon processor whereas the F3 is powered by MediaTek processor. These handsets are currently available in Taiwan for approx Rs.12K for A3 model and approx Rs. 17K for F3 model. No word as to when the handsets will hit the Indian stores.

The BenQ A3 comes with 4.5 inch IPS screen supporting 960×540 pixels resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8225Q) quad core chipset clocked at 1.2GHz (Cortex-A5) with Adreno 203 GPU. Android 4.1 runs the show with 1GB of RAM and 4GB storage. There is micro SD card support of up to 32GB. Handset weighs about 135 grams and is 10mm thick.

In addition an 8MP camera with BSI sensor and LED flash is present on the rear side and a 2MP camera on the front. Battery is of a 2000 mAh capacity.

BenQ A3 quad core

The BenQ F3 is with 4.5 inch IPS screen supporting qHD (960×540 pixels) resolution. This handset in fact runs on Android 4.2 with 1GB RAM and 4GB on-board storage. Micro SD card of up to 32GB is supported.

BenQ F3 quad core

The F3 with 8.9mm thickness (119 grams weight) comes powered by MT6589 quad core processor @ 1.2GHz. There is 13MP camera on the rear with BSI sensor and flash plus a 2MP camera on the front. This handset comes loaded with 2100 mAh battery.

Both these handsets supports 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.

By Rajeev Rana

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