News by Luke Jones on Thursday August 20, 2015.
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Huawei has raised the curtain on its newest smartphone, the Honor 7i, a mid-range smartphone that has been leaked plenty of times in recent weeks. You may remember that this is the quirky device with the sliding front facing camera, and those rumors were indeed true. However, while it was predicted to be a sliding camera, it is actually a flipping system that delivers the weirdest camera idea since Oppo's N3.We'll tackle that camera module first. Looking at the Honor 7i, it looks like any other smartphone (rather bland even), although it seems to be lacking a front facing lens. That's not the case though as the rear camera sits on a hinge and can be unlocked from its rear facing position to be reversed into a front facing lens. While we still think this is incredibly gimmicky, it did allow Huawei to save component costs while still maintaining a high quality front facing resolution. The camera itself is a Sony lens with 13 megapixel resolution and all the bells and whistles such as f/2.0 aperture, sapphire lens protection. Huawei says the flipper can be used 132 times per day for at least two years, so it is unlikely to break through general wear and tear. Other specs on the Huawei Honor 7i include a 5.2-inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution. Elsewhere there is a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB and 3GB RAM options, 16GB/32GB native storage options, Android Lollipop, and a sizeable 3100mAh battery. Huawei says the handset will cost $250 in China, although the international variant will likely cost around $350. And by the way, this is unlikely to arrive in the United States.
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