Smartphone manufacturers typically compete with each other to produce phones with sophisticated cameras and large sensors. But for Chinese smartphone maker Benco, the situation is different.
Benco introduced the Benco V80s phone without camera and GPS. The reason is that Benco wants to create devices that focus on user privacy and security.
Benco Mobile said on their official website :
“With this design, you can enjoy a more secure and free life without worrying about malware monitoring from your camera or GPS location.”
Since there is no camera, users do not have to worry about spyware malware that can access the camera without permission. Because the V80s does not support a GPS chip, even cybercriminals cannot access location data.
At first look, the Benco V80s looks like a usual smartphones. On the front panel you can see the screen is cropped. However, instead of the front camera, there are several sensors in the notch: a fingerprint sensor and an ambient light sensor.
The screen has an aspect ratio of 20:9, a diagonal of 6.5 inches, and can display a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. Benco V80s is powered by Unisoc SC9863A octa-core chipset at 1.6GHz.
The processor is attached with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Also there’s a 3GB/32GB configuration option. Users also be able to expand storage using the micro-SD slot. The capacity of the battery is 5000 mAh.
Other features that Benco V80s offers include 4G network support, dual-band Wi-Fi, back-mounted fingerprint scanner and dual SIM support.
The phones sold in China run the Android 11 operating system, and the Benco V80s are available in blue and silver. However, the company has not yet announced the price or availability of the Benco V80s.