Huawei Follows Oppo’s Cue with Honor 7i’s Rotating Camera



Huawei has a new midrange smartphone, the Honor 7i. Normally such a device wouldn’t pique our interest but it is the design of the camera that caught our eye. Huawei has the less travelled road of putting a single camera to take care of both your normal shots and your ultimate selfies by swiveling back and forth as required.


The 13 megapixel camera that boasts of a Sony sensor, f/2.0 and sapphire lens protection aside, the Huawei Honor 7i has a 5.2 inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset and a beefy 3,100 mAh battery. Running on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop hidden beneath Huawei’s extensive customization efforts (Emotion UI), the Honor 7i is available in China only at the moment in two options: a variant with 32 GB internal storage option and 3 GB RAM another cheaper one with 16 GB onboard storage and 2 GB RAM.

The base storage option goes for $250. There is no word on the device’s availability outside China but an appearance in the international market is expected as it is such midrange devices that have propelled Huawei to the top of the smartphone vendors lists in both Q1 and Q2 2015.