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Newly announced BenQ F52 packs a Snapdragon 810 and 3GB RAM

Taiwanese electronics maker BenQ is probably one of the last brands you think of when it comes to smartphone, but their newly announced BenQ F52 is actually quite a beast thanks to its Snapdragon 810 CPU.

Published onFebruary 18, 2015


BenQ is not a name that we think of when it comes to smartphones, and arguably the Taiwanese company isn’t even that well known of a brand when it comes to its primary business: monitors and accessories — at least not in the United States. That said, it seems that BenQ is hoping to change up its reputation a bit with the introduction of the BenQ F52.

This isn’t BenQ’s first rodeo when it comes to smartphones, though the majority of their devices have been pretty much on the low to mid-range side of the game. The F52 takes things much further upscale, offering up a Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU with 3GB RAM. The display isn’t a QHD monster, but it is still a respectable 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (424 ppi). While the full list of specifications have yet to be revealed, we can say that the phone is said to offer an 8MP front cam and a 13MP rear cam. It is also running Android 5.0 Lollipop, though it seems to have at least some OEM-specific tweaks and a bunch of apps from Cheetah Mobile, due to their partnership with the Chinese app developer.

Judging by BenQ’s past with their limited smartphone offerings, it is likely that the phone will largely be targeted at the Asian market. We expect to learn more about the device (and its price tag) at MWC 2015, where it will be formally outed alongside two new mid-range handsets, the B50 and B502.What do you think, if pricing is right and the phone arrived in your own regional backyard, would you consider giving BenQ’s F52 a chance?

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