Looks like BenQ is coming to MWC 2015 to show off a new flagship device, the BenQ F52. It will be on display at Chinese carrier Cheetah Mobile’s display at the convention, with the smartphone featuring a 5.2 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution as well as a 64 bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU.
Graphics will be sorted by a Adreno 430 GPU and will include 3GB of RAM alongside 16GB of expandable internal storage. As for the camera, the rear will feature a 13MP snapper with a Sony IMX214 sensor and a 8MP ‘super selfie’ camera will be on the front. The smartphone will also have 4G LTE Cat 9 connectivity at 450Mbps, alongside Android 5.0 and pre-installed apps produced by Cheetah Mobile like Clean Master, CM Security and Battery Doctor.
Looking at the specs, the BenQ F52 looks like it might stand with the big boys in terms of overall specs, which is saying something since the Taiwanese and Chinese smartphones are already set on conquering the market. But how will the BenQ F52 fare with the Snapdragon 810 is anyone’s guess, as the chip’s rather controversial performance is still at debate.
Pricing and availability will likely be announced at MWC itself so stay tuned for more info.
There are plenty of affordable 4G LTE smart phones in the market but did you know that the BenQ F5 is able to give you more? Priced at RM699, this Android smart phone is not only affordable but it packs better hardware and features than other devices in the same price range.
If you want to stretch your ringgit further, here are 5 reasons why the BenQ F5 should be on top of your consideration list.
You get a lot for your money with the BenQ F5 and the T3. Priced well below the RM1,000 mark, both phones offer LTE connectivity (up to 150Mbps download) and a number of features rarely seen in phones at this price range.
The BenQ F5: A lot of device for just RM699
In the F5, you get the tried and tested 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor mated to 2GB of RAM to give you reliable performance in all but the most demanding of tasks. While most smartphones at this price range would have you struggling with just 8GB of on board storage, the F5 offers 16GB. If that’s not enough, you can easily expand storage up to an additional 64GB with a microSD card.
The 5-inch 720p IPS display pushes (295ppi) which is more than enough to give you a pleasant viewing experience. The F5 also incorporates a unique “Low Blue Light Feature” that reduces the amount of blue light produced by the display which in turn helps reduce eye strain during prolonged viewing.
In the camera department, the F5 comes with a Sony-sourced 13MP f2/2 BSI camera capable of shooting 1080p videos. The camera is equipped with an “Ultra-Sensitivity” mode that boosts low-light sensitivity up to four times which makes objects visible even in extremely low light – a feature you only see in devices three or four more expensive than the F5. At the front, you get a more than adequate 2MP camera for selfies.
The F5 gets a 2,520mAh non-removable battery, which typically is larger than most phones in the RM800 price range (most are around 2,000 to 2,200 mAh).
BenQ T3: Probably the most affordable 4G LTE smartphone right now
And then there’s the BenQ T3, which probably is the most affordable LTE smartphone you can get at the moment.
For RM499, the BenQ T3 feature 4.5-inch qHD (960×540) display and a higher 8MP main camera that’s above average in this price range. Additional the camera also supports BenQ’s “Ultra-Sensitivity” low light mode. Powering the T3 is a proven 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and it is juiced up with a 1,900mAh capacity battery.
If you’re looking for a 4G LTE smart phone on budget, BenQ’s value for money 4G LTE smart phones are even more affordable with its year end promo. The BenQ F5 and BenQ T3 smart phones are getting extra RM100 off and they come bundled with additional free screen protector and casing.
The BenQ F5 which used to be priced at RM799, can be yours for only RM699 while its entry-level BenQ T3 has been reduced from RM599 to RM499. The BenQ T3 is probably the most affordable 4G LTE smart phone right now, undercutting the Oppo Neo 5 that’s priced at RM598. Despite its low RM499 price tag, the BenQ T3 gets a better 4.5″ display that pushes qHD (960×540) and a higher 8MP main camera which also supports Ultra-Sensitivity Low light mode. Powering the T3 is a proven 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and it is juiced up with a 1,900mAh capacity battery.
The BenQ F5 stands out for having a much generous 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a larger 2,500mAh capacity battery. That’s quite a lot in comparison with other 5″ smart phones like the ASUS ZenFone 5 and Moto G 4G LTE edition. The BenQ F5 processor is identical with the BenQ T3 and it gets a better 13MP BSI main camera and a front facing 2MP shooter.
You can get more details of both devices in our earlier BenQ announcement post.
Once you’ve experienced 4G, there’s really no turning back. Pages load faster, videos stream without a hitch, 4G makes your smartphone, well smarter. 4G used to be something of a premium feature. What used to be exclusive to flagship models, 4G in smart phones are becoming more accessible to more people, thanks to more affordable LTE enabled devices that are entering the market.
One of the latest brands to bring affordable LTE-enabled phones into the market in BenQ with the release of two new phones in Malaysia, the BenQ F5 and the BenQ T3, both of which are priced below RM800. The F5 is BenQ’s top-end offering with a 5-inch display and a Quad-Core processor. Read on to find out what you’ll get from a RM799 smart phone.
BenQ is making a come back to the mobile business in Malaysia and they have introduced 2 new affordable 4G LTE Android smart phones. For Malaysia they have announced the BenQ F5 and BenQ T3 that are priced below RM800.
BenQ used to make mobile phones in the early 2000 and now they are jumping onto the smart phone bandwagon that’s running on Android platform. Malaysia is seen as an important market for them and we are the first country to launch these models outside of Taiwan.