Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has launched the new Honor 7i smartphone. The new Honor-series smartphone is now up for pre-orders
in China. The Huawei Honor 7i
has been priced at CNY 1,599 (approximately Rs. 16,500) for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variant, and will be available via China Mobile. The same variant will be available at CNY 1,699 (approximately Rs. 17,500) via China Telecom and China Unicom.
The 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage variant will be available at CNY 1,899 (approximately Rs. 19,500) on all three mobile carriers. So far, Huawei has not revealed any plans to launch the Honor 7i outside of China.
The biggest highlight of the Honor 7i is its rotatable camera module that allows the 13-megapixel rear camera to flip 180-degrees to click front-facing images. The camera features a Sony sensor and comes with dual-tone LED flash. Another notable feature is the presence of a fingerprint scanner on the side panel, which the company touts is an "industry's first" and sports the "smallest fingerprint modules." However, the recently launched ZTE Nubia Z9 Exclusive edition features fingerprint scanners on its side panel as well - on its power button and volume rockers.
Huawei notes that the fingerprint scanner on the Honor 7i features a second-generation fingerprint identification chip solution which adds features such as screen unlock by fingerprint scanning and store documents protected by fingerprint scan.
For specifications, the Honor 7i features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display offering a pixel density of 423ppi. It packs a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor (clocked at 1.5GHz quad-core + 1.2GHz quad-core) with Adreno 405 GPU. The smartphone supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB).
Based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, the handset runs Emotion UI 3.1 and supports dual-SIM. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. It packs a 3100mAh battery. It measures 141.6x71.2x7.8mm and weighs 160 grams. It bears a 3000mAh battery.