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BenQ F52 coming to MWC wearing the Snapdragon 810 and 3GB of RAM

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BenQ F52 coming to MWC wearing the Snapdragon 810 and 3GB of RAM
Taiwan's BenQ is coming to MWC to show off its new flagship smartphone, the BenQ F52. The phone will be found at Chinese carrier Cheetah Mobile's display in Barcelona. The device features a 5.2-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, and under the hood you will find the chip that almost every early 2015 flagship phone is employing. That would be the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU.

Graphics will be taken care of by the Adreno 430 GPU, and the BenQ F52 will include 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. If more memory is required, you can turn to the microSD slot that is on the phone. The 13MP camera on back of the handset carries a Sony IMX214 sensor. On the front of the unit is an 8MP "super selfie" snapper. The model has support for 4G LTE Cat 9 (450Mbps) connectivity.

In addition to Android 5.0, some applications produced by Cheetah Mobile are pre-installed. Those include Clean Master, CM Security and Battery Doctor.

Pricing and availability are unknown for the time being, but that information is sure to be released at MWC.

Thanks for the tip!

source: HDBlog.it (translated)

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posted on 17 Feb 2015, 18:13 2

1. TheGunnyPT (Posts: 252; Member since: 12 Feb 2015)

Sounds great, in terms of Hardware for sure.

And since it's 1920x1080 resolution, it's gonna help keep the battery going for quite some time.

That front camera with 8MP for sure makes it a good selfie camera ^^

Now the real questions are : How well will it do in benchmarks and second... The price :)?

But so far seems like a great and solid phone for sure, looking forward to the review.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 21:57

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 6608; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

1080p therefore will definitely have good battery life?

Then how come Note 3 don't have much better battery life than Note 4?

i will wait for the actual release and reviews.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 22:16 1

7. sadiqahmed (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)

That's because of the snapdragon 805 chip inside, if the note 4 had a 1080p screen, that battery life would skyrocket for sure. 1080p will give a superior battery life and and the snapdragon 810 will scream with happiness. How do you think the z3 compact gets that awesome battery life with a 2600 mAh? It's a 720p screen with a snapdragon 801. With a snapdragon 810, it will be even be. I hope you got what I'm trying to say here. 1440p is really just a number. That's the biggest gimmick on the market. Apple, Sony and HTC understand this too. Really glad BenQ is doing this. I really hope OnePlus doesn't make a 1440p phone because then there's no way I'm buying that. Phone will be inexpensive, have a better battery life, perform better and won't look inferior when it comes to screen quality. Oh and note 4 also introduced a new type of screen which is less power hungry. Imagine all that with a 1080p screen! EXPLOSION!!!

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 22:28 2

8. deanylev (Posts: 223; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)

No, you're not entirely correct. You see, the Note 4's 1440p screen actually uses less power than the Note 3's 1080p screen, because Samsung used newer technology and techniques when making it.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 23:17

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 6608; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Plus I already own phone with 1080p and 2K screen why would I want to buy another.

No 4K plus VR compatibility, no sale!

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 18:14

15. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

When Phonearena downscaled the screen resolution of the LG G3 from 1440p to 1080p, the battery life only increased by a few minutes. I know downscaling the resolution isn't the same as having a lower resolution is the first place, but from this we can tell that it wouldn't make much of a difference either.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 18:36 2

2. NexusX (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 May 2013)

I thought the smartphone market was overcrowded. the last time i checked, htc is losing money, sony is losing money, lg is barely getting by, only samsung and apple are making money. what is so attractive about this market that everyone is rushing in? its not like they have anything different to offer besides price tags. they are all android phones

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 21:28

5. vincelongman (Posts: 5069; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Who cares if these multi billion dollar companies lose some money
We benefit since they have to fight harder for our money

But by the way I believe, HTC, Sony, LG, Samsung and Apple all made big profits last quarter anyway

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 22:48

9. NexusX (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 May 2013)

htc is made mere 21 million last quarter after massive layoffs, sony is still in The red after massive layoffs, samsung and lg are profitable but samsung revenue in decline, note that both samsung and lg are supported by south korean government. you are right competitions benefit consumer

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 03:38

11. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3579; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Those massive layoffs were in the 3rd quarters of 2013, not last quarters of 2014.

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 03:53

12. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3579; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Also subsidiaries are quite normal in SK, for all conglomerates. In 2012 Samsung received 155 million dollars, mainly for their r&d in digital defense for the Korean army. It's hardly supported, just subsidiaries which is normal in a lot of countries (same as in USA).

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 08:39

13. NexusX (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 May 2013)

are you saying the massive layoffs in the 3rd quarter is a one-time cost that would not trickle down to the 4th quarter with severance package, vacation pay, pension liabilities, and potential litigation from disgruntled employees, etc? by your logic, HTC should have made even bigger profit from cost cutting but the truth is lower overhead is offset by continuing decline in revenues.

are you saying chaebols like samsungs and LG who are virtually running every aspect of south koreans' lives (from consumer electronics, banking, to defense)have zero ties to government and south korean government isn't doing anything anti-competition to give rise to these conglomerates? are you saying the south korean will let samsung and LG who are the driving forces behind their entire economy lose to foreign competitions?

we can talk about numbers all day. but my point is the profitability of making android phones are questionable as there is essentially nothing to differentiate them except price tags. even much so with all chinese players like xiaomi, oppo coming in.

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 08:55

14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3579; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

No not a one time cost, but there are more variables that should be accounted for. Otherwise they would have made a profit already in Q4 2013.

I don't say that, they do. But getting subsidiaries for army contracts is nothing new. And in which way is this any different from American culture? Real power isn't the president, but the multinationals and insanely rich people. Same goes for the power of multinationals abroad. They can 'lobby' for lower tax rates and they get them on a large scales. Not only locally but on a global scale (like the nice tax evasion thing they got going on with the double Irish with a Dutch sandwich)

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 19:05 1

3. cancerous21 (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

that color though

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 21:08 1

4. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

BenQ huh? They make great Monitors. I'm sure this will be a solid phone.

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