Honor 7i: rotating camera, the evidence for selfies

Selfie enthusiasts dreamed, Huawei did! The rotary camera as qualitative forward than backward.

Since the enthronement of “selfie” in 2013, smartphones dedicated to this practice is growing. In most cases, they simply have a front sensor of high definition, sometimes equal to the back sensor, and sometimes it is associated also a flash LED. If all these features are present, there is duplication. Or almost: the dorsal sensor generally has a sensor and especially a more qualitative lens.

Two sensors only cost twenty dollars, which may seem small compared to sales prices expressed in hundreds. But that still represents nearly 10% of the manufacturing cost of a flagship product like the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S6, and a much larger share for a mid-range phone.

As recently as last Monday, relaying the announcement of Wiko Selfy 4G, we were astonished and so few manufacturers will revert to single encoder, such as is found on dumb phones launched 10 years ago. Well Huawei puts it precisely.

rotary sensor for phones in 2003 and 2005

Honor 7i: a retractable camera 180 °

Huawei has effectively presented, currently in China, the Honor 7i. He eventually joined the Oppo N series phones among the few modern phones with a rotary encoder. Huawei it is more precisely retractable, which gives the high sobriety passageway to the front face of the device. Besides the screen, there remains only the brightness sensor and earpiece. The camera is based anyway on a sensor of 13 million pixels, wearing a bright lens (f / 2) and big enough angle (28mm equivalent), and accompanied by an LED flash biton . On the edge, the fingerprint sensor also serves as a trigger.

Technically, this smartphone adopts the latest chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939, made up of four Cortex-A53 cores clocked ARM here at 1.5GHz, four other 1.2 GHz and an Adreno GPU 405. It is supported to a comfortable amount of RAM, 3 GB, and accompanied by 32GB of internal memory, expandable by microSD, and a generous battery mAh 3100. The IPS screen displays a definition of 1920 x 1080 pixels on a diagonal of 5.2 inches.

The Huawei Honor 7i will soon be marketed in China at a price of 1900 yuan, the equivalent of 270 euros. No information has yet been provided as to its marketing in the world, but precisely Honor holds a European press conference next week.

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