Huawei Honor 7i is an upcoming variant of the Honor 7 smartphone. The phone’s maker has not yet revealed details, but some information on the device has been leaked, including presence of a sliding camera and a launch date of August 20.
Display and Sliding Camera
In terms of display, it appears Huawei Honor 7i will not differ from the original Honor 7. It is expected to pack a 5.2-inch display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The main talking point for the smartphone is its high-resolution, sliding camera setup. The camera module, which is set in a track on the rear of this phone, reveals a selfie shooter when it is slid up. Both the rear and front-facing cameras are fitted with dual-LED, dual-tone flashes. This will be a ground-breaking camera design if indeed true.
Processor and Miscellaneous Details
Huawei Honor 7i will be powered by an octa-core processor, but it is not clear yet if it will be the same HiSilicon Kirin 935 used on the first device or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chip – both have been rumoured.
Leaked information has also differed in regard to RAM, with capacities of 2 GB and 3 GB suggested. This may well mean that there will be two variants of the Honor 7i. It is not clear what operating system will power the phone, but that is likely to be the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop overlaid with Huawei’s Emotion UI skin.
Some leaks show that Huawei Honor 7i will have an internal storage memory of 16 GB, but 32 GB of internal storage has also been suggested. Again, this could mean availability of different storage versions like in the case of the Honor 7.
Several details about the upcoming phone are still not available, including information on battery type and capacity. The Honor 7i should have many of the features found on the Honor 7, including 4G LTE-A, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (5 GHz).
It is rumoured that Huawei Honor 7i will be launched in China on August 20, with price ranging from about $320 to $400.