A recent teaser posted by #Huaweirevealed the existence of the #Honor7i smartphone. Well, the smartphone has gone official earlier today, sporting a couple of interesting design elements. First up is the unique looking flip up camera sensor, which rotates to double as a front facing camera as well.
For this reason, the company has decided to skip a dedicated front facing camera for the handset. This concept was first introduced by fellow Chinese manufacturer #Oppo with the #N1 smartphone which was released nearly two years ago, so this isn’t new to the mobile industry.
The Honor 7i also comes with a fingerprint scanner, but on the power button which is located on the right hand side of the handset. This is different from the company’s own Ascend Mate 7 phablet, which has a fingerprint scanner on the back.
In the hardware department, the smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch 1080p display, an octa core Snapdragon 616 SoC, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, the 13-megapixel rotating camera, a 3,100 mAh battery with Android 5.1 Lollipop (Emotion UI 3.1).
The smartphone is an exclusive to the Chinese markets for the time being, but we’re not ruling out a global release at this point. The pricing has been set somewhere close to 1599 CNY ($250), which is very reasonable given the hardware on board. Do you like what you see here?