Huawei has launched a new smartphone –  the Honor 7i. In many ways the Honor 7i is very similar to its sister model the Honor 7. However, one major differentiator between the two models is the camera. On the 7i the Honor 7’s conventional 20MP module has been replaced with a 13MP camera unit with dual-LED flash that, thanks to a flip-out mechanism, can be used as both front and rear camera.

The lens offers a wide-angle focal length of 28mm and a fast F2.0 aperture. A fingerprint reader is located on the left side of the frame and doubles as a shutter button for the camera.

The Android operating system is powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range octa-core SoC Snapdragon 616 and images can be viewed and composed on a 5.2-inch LCD IPS display with 1080p full-HD resolution. Power ist provided by a 3,100 mAh battery and the Honor 7i comes with dual-Nano SIM slots, one of which doubles as a microSD-slot. The new model features a metal frame, is only 7.8mm thick and is available in either silver or gold.

No information on international availability has been provided but in China the Honor 7i will be available in two version. The base model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage will cost you approximately $250 while the higher-end version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage is $50 more expensive.

Key Specifications:

13MP Sony BSI CMOS sensor
Flip-out camera module
28mm focal length
F2.0 aperture
Dual-led flash
1080p video
5.2-inch 1080p display
Android 5.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core SoC
2/3GB RAM
16/32GB storage
MicroSD slot
3,100mAh battery

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