Don't be surprised, the BenQ F5 and T3 are Android smartphones

Fine, we admit, we also thought BenQ only made displays and projectors
Don't be surprised, the BenQ F3 and T3 are Android smartphones

Seemingly out of the blue BenQ, a brand more known locally for displays, brings a pair of Android smartphones to the Malaysian market.

The Taiwanese display and projector maker isn't new to the Android market. At first, its Android smartphones were sold in the European market, and it has finally expanded towards the south-east Asia market with the flagship BenQ F5 and T3 budget smartphones.

The BenQ F5 is a 5in smartphone with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 2520mAH battery, 720p HD IPS display and a 13MP rear camera.

The slightly smaller BenQ T3 on the other hand, measures in at 4.5 inches, and has 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, 1900mAH non-removable battery, qHD 960 x 540 IPSD display and an 8MP rear camera.

Both phones sport the same Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM89261.2 GHz quad-core processor and Android KitKat 4.4.2 with BenQ’s Q Home UI.

What sets them apart from the rest is that both phones have been incorporated with the same low blue light tech that’s common in BenQ’s LCD monitors. This supposedly fine-tunes the display’s brightness to prevent eye strain and long term damage due to exposure.

The phones also come with a 4x ultra sensitivity mode for their cameras, which supposedly grabs four times more light than usual cameras for extra clarity. Also, its 4G LTE support means you can means you can spam friends on Instagram with more photos at lightning speed.

The BenQ F5 and T3 will retail for RM799 and RM599 respectively from 23 September.