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Huawei announces the Honor 7i: A phone with a rotatable camera


Huawei’s Honor 7i has only one camera on its rear but this particular camera module can be flipped outwards in front-orientation, doubling as your front camera as well. Utilisation of this feature omits the need for a front camera and allows a higher pixel resolution quality of the regular pictures you’d normally use your front-facing smart phone snapper for.

Apparently build with hardiness in mind, the camera module is said to be able to withstand 132 flips a day, for two years. A bold proclamation for the number two Chinese smart phone maker. The camera sensor itself will be a Sony 13-megapixel BSI sensor with a f/2.0 aperture lens.



Notwithstanding its regular smart phone features, the Honor 7i also comes with a fingerprint sensor, placed at its side. Claiming to be the smallest said sensor on any phone, the Honor 7i embraces cues from the Saygus V SQUARED – this same fingerprint sensor can also allow you to take photos using your thumb on the Honor 7i. Not short on similarities, the swivelling camera concept has also been on the OPPO N3 and the Doov Nike V1 for quite some time.


Glass sandwiches the aluminum frame of the 5.2-inch 1080p display device, while internally it’ll pack the latest Snapdragon 616, mated with two configurations for memory: 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage or 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It’ll come with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 out of the box and be powered by a 3000 mAh battery.


The Honor brand will soon release and market the Honor 7 internationally, so this could mean the same applies for the Honor 7i in the near future, however grey importers should find no trouble in bringing in the new phone, as they normally do. The device sells for ¥ 1,899.00 in China, roughly RM 1242 after conversion.