Huawei Honor7i outed with unique flippable camera and side finger scanner

Huawei Honor7i outed with unique flippable camera and side finger scanner
Huawei might have a veritable phone camera revolution on its hands with the unique Honor 7i that is was just unveiled, as promised. The phone has appeared in pics and video, and it shows a camera system that turns the 13 MP rear camera into a front-facing one with the flip of a finger. The concept is similar to the rotating camera of the Oppo N3, but executed in a less complex manner.

It makes sense to use the rear camera for selfies, as that is usually the better model of the pair that manufacturers place in their phones. Moreover, it saves on components to outfit the phone with an additional shooter, so Huawei could have used the space saved for something else. The sole camera unit has been given an additional emphasis, too, boasting a Sony sensor, f/2.0 aperture, sapphire lens protection, the works. For those worried that the rotation which flips the camera 180 degrees will wear with time, Huawei is quick to assure us that the mechanism can withstand at least two years of usage even if you flip it 132 times a day.

Other than the intriguing camera, the Honor 7i is a midranger, with a 5.2" 1080p display, Snapdragon 616 SoC, 2 GB/3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB/32 GB of internal memory, as well as a 3100 mAh battery to back it all up. The other unique feature of the phone, besides the dual-use camera, is the fingerprint sensor, which has been mounted on the side, allowing Huawei to boast very high screen-to-body ratio for the Honot 7i. 

In any case, check out the pics and video below, and tell us what you think about this flippable camera system. The Chinese versions start from $250, but internationally the phone will probably land at $300-$400, depending on the model.

source: HuaweiYesky via OnLeaks




Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

isnt this just Huawei's take on Oppo's N Series? imo Oppo's version looks better, and i have more faith in the QC works of Oppo

9. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

And what's the point of this? Just a gimmick nothing more.I would call it "cool" if the camera would flip automatically via a sensor or button. Why not just use a superb wide-angle ffc?

10. Takeharu

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Than you should buy the OPPO N3.

12. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I'm not so into selfies.

7. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I've had a fingerscanner on my portable Sony Vaio computer for years. I didn't use it once. Instead of copying Apple go make something useful.

5. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

SD 616? should it be 615 maybe?

6. carlemillward unregistered

No, Qualcomm did release a minor updated version of 615, just an overclock CPU.

4. carlemillward unregistered

Lol, this takes protruding camera to a whole another level.

3. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I'd use it for creep shots.

2. MSi_GS70 unregistered

What the hell hapened to huawei making black lcd borders so thick ?!??! Really don't understand ! They all looking uglier and uglier

1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Phone looks great, flipping it for selfies looks a bit funny tho xD

8. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Taking about funny, how does using the selfie stick look? I mean, what do the for example aliens think of humans when they observe them using selfie sticks?

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thats one reason why they stay away from earth

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