Huawei has teased a new smartphone, Huawei Honor 7i, with a camera lens that flips over to the front. This isn’t like your regular rotating camera lenses as in Oppp N1 or Gionne Elife E7 Mini. In the Huawei 7i, only the camera module flips over while in the other two devices mentioned above a very large part of the upper panel was rotatable.
Huawei claims that the hinge is quite tough and can last for two years if you open it 132 times a day which is certainly quite a lot. The camera is powered by a 13 megapixel Sony sensor that has an aperture of f/2.0 and sapphire lens. There is a dedicated camera button on the side of the phone which acts as a fingerprint sensor too.
The Huawei 7i has a 5.2 inch full HD IPS display. The phone is said to be running on Android Lollipop with Honor’s Emotion UI 3.1. The phone comes armed with a Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. Its 32 GB storage variant has 3 GB RAM while the 16 GB model has 2 GB RAM. Both the phones’ memory can be expanded by another 128 GB. The Honor 7i has dual-SIM, 4G, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, and NFC too. Available in black, white, and gold, the phone will be powered by a 3100 mAh battery.
There is no information as of now about its launch outside China.