Huawei has added a new entry to its Honor life of products, the Huawei Honor 7i smartphone. The company has silently introduced the handset on its official Chinese website. What makes it stand out is the flip-out rear camera that can rotate up to 180 degrees, thus transforming itself into a quite capable selfie shooter.
The 13-megapixel rear camera features a Sony sensor and comes with dual-tone LED flash. There are special software features, such as Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, Automatic Face Recognition and Auto Smile Shutter. The camera is also said to provide great low-light performance thanks to the SLR grade iSP.
Besides the ingenious camera setup, the phone also comes with a fingerprint scanner on the side panel, which, according to Huawei, is “industry’s first” and also the “smallest fingerprint modules.” But it’s worth pointing out that the recently launched ZTE Nubia Z9 Exclusive also features fingerprint scanners on its side panel, so Huawei’s affirmation isn’t quite accurate.
The Honor 7i features an aluminum body with a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel Full HD display, being powered by the Snapdragon 616 system chip (upper mid-range processor). It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, has a 3,100mAh battery and comes with dual-SIM and 4G LTE connectivity.
The smartphone is already up for pre-order and will be available on store shelves in the beginning of September in China, but at the moment we don’t know details regarding its global availability. The Honor 7i is priced at 1,599 Yuan ($250) at China Mobile and 1,699 Yuan ($266) at China Telecom for the for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage version and for 1,899 Yuan ($297) at China Unicom for the 3GB and 32GB version.