Rotating cameras are not new. Oppo, Torque and SKK have several smartphones with this feature. However, Huawei has a slightly different rotating camera design with the Honor 7i.

Instead of a large rotating module, Huawei opted for a small one that contains the camera and its LED flash. It can be flipped so it can function as the front camera or upwards for a macro shot.

The Huawei Honor 7i is an all metal and glass smartphone with a 5.2-inch full HD display in a 7.8mm thin body.

It runs on the new Snapdragon 616 chipset from Qualcomm with two sets of quad core CPUs, Adreno 405 graphics renderer. There are two versions – a 32GB one with 3GB of RAM and another with half the storage and only 2GB of RAM.

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This is Emotion UI 3.1.

As expected, the Huawei Honor 7i boots to Android 5.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s custom Android skin, Emotion UI 3.1, for the user interface.

It is a dual SIM smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity. The second SIM slot doubles as the microSD card slot though.

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Shoot 13MP selfies with the Huawei Honor 7i!

The Huawei Honor 7i supports NFC and all the usual wireless connectivity features while a 3100mAh Lithium-Polymer battery powers the device. A finger print sensor is placed on its side which is actually more intuitive than in its home button.

Pricing and availability in the Philippines hasn’t been revealed yet.


  • 5.2-Inch Full HD IPS Display (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 424 ppi)
  • Scratch Resistant Glass
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with Emotion UI 3.1
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Chipset
  • 1.7GHz and 1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53 CPUs
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 3GB/2GB of RAM
  • 13.0 Megapixel Autofocus Rotating Camera with Dual LED Flash
  • 32GB/16GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 128GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • NFC Support
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Finger Print Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 141.6 x 71.2 x 7.8 mm @ 160 g
  • 3100mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
Huawei Honor 7i