Benco has always targeted the lower-budget phone industry with its smartphones. Their Y and V series featured major features at costs under NPR 15K. Even this time, with the release of the new S series, starting with S1, they have continued this trend. So let’s learn more about the Benco S1, including its specifications, features, official price, and availability in Nepal.
Benco S1 Overview:
Design and Display
Benco S1 features a slim body measuring 8.5mm with rounded corners. The back has a matte finish that gives a premium feel to the mobile phone. Furthermore, it arrives in two color variants, i.e. Emerald Green and Gemstone Black—both of which feature a big glossy camera island.
The modern design continues on the front too. Here, you get a 6.8-inch LCD screen with a punch-hole cutout. Benco claims a 91% screen-to-body ratio thanks to slim bezels and the 20.5:9 aspect ratio. I must say, except for HD+ resolution, the display sounds pretty impressive for an entry-level smartphone.
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Another highlight of the Benco S1 is the camera. It uses a 48MP image sensor for the primary rear camera. The sensor uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to churn out 12MP native photos. You can choose between four major shooting modes: AI Pro, Portrait, Capture, and Ultra Clear. One is for macro shots that you can use from within a 3cm distance of the subject. The other is an “AI” camera whose purpose is unclear. Also, this phone introduces a 16 MP selfie camera with AI portrait mode at the front.
Over on the performance front, Benco brings Unisoc T606 built on a 12nm processor. It is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A75 “Performance” (@1.6GHz) and six Cortex-A55 (@1.6GHz) “Efficiency cores. And for the graphics, it comes with ARM Mali-G57 MP1 GPU.
Moreover, the device provides you with 4 GB of physical RAM and 3GB of virtual RAM on top. The S1 can store up to 128 GB of whatever you want to add, and that threshold can be extended via a micro SD card. Benco has used UFS 2.2 storage which performs considerably faster than eMMC, usually found in budget devices.
Rest of the specs
For the remaining, the brand-new Benco S1 packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. The connectivity options for the phone include WiFi, Bluetooth, dual 4G SIM slots, and much more. And the fingerprint sensor mounted on the power button is claimed to be unlocked in 0.1s. The phone ships with Android 13 out of the box.
Benco S1 Specifications:
- Body: 168.47 x 75.34 x 8.5 mm, 203.4 g
- Display: 6.8″ HD+ IPS LCD (720 x 1640 pixels)
- Processor: Unisonic Tiger T606 (12-nm)
- CPU: 2×1.6 GHz Cortex A75 + 6×1.6 Cortex A55
- GPU: ARM Mali-G57 MP1 (650 MHz)
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable)
- Rear Camera: Triple:
– 48MP primary
– AI camera
– 2MP macro
- Front Camera: 16MP sensor (punch hole)
- OS: Android 13
- Security: Fingerprint (Side-mounted)
- Battery: 5000mAh cell, 18W Fast Charging
- Colors: Emerald Green, Gemstone Black
Benco S1 Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of Benco S1 in Nepal is Rs. 14,999 for the sole 4/128GB memory configuration. Also, Benco is offering a 100-day replacement warranty. You can find the Benco S1 from authorized retailers or online stores.
|Benco S1||Price in Nepal (Official)|
|4/128 GB||Rs. 14,999|
Meanwhile, check out our review of Benco V60