Huawei has introduced one more smartphone in its Honor series, called the Huawei Honor 7i in China. It is an upgraded version of company’s flagship smartphone, dubbed the Honor 7. On design front, the device sports metal frame and measures 7.8mm in thickness. It comes with fingerprint sensor on the side and can be unlocked even with wet finger. The fingerprint sensor can also be used as a camera shutter for capturing selfies.
There is 13 mega pixel camera with dual tone LED flash, Sony sensor, f/2.0 aperture, sapphire crystal protection and 28mm wide-angle lens. The camera features 180 degree flip-up set up in which the 13 mega pixel rear camera can be rotated and used as front camera for capturing selfies.
As for specifications, the Honor 7i is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor paired with Adreno 405 GPU. Running Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under Emotion UI 3.1, it features a 5.2-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. Backed up by a 3100mAh battery, it measures 141.6×71.2×7.8 mm and weighs 160 grams.
Based on RAM and storage, it comes in two variants- one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage while other variant packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. Both variants support expandable storage up to 32GB using microSD card.
Honor 7i vs Honor 7: What’s New?
|Device/Features||Honor 7i||Honor 7|
|Price||CNY 1699 (approx. Rs. 17,600) for 2GB RAM variant / CNY 1999 (approx. Rs. 20,700) for 3GB RAM variant||Rs. 22,999|
|Display||5.2-inch Full HD||5.2-inch Full HD|
|Resolution||1920×1080 pixels||1920×1080 pixels|
|SoC||Snapdragon 616||HiSilicon Kirin 935|
|CPU||Octa-core||64-bit Octa-core (quad 2.2GHz + quad 1.5GHz)|
|GPU||Adreno 405||Mali-T628 MP4|
|MicroSD||Yes – Up to 32GB||Yes – Up to 128GB|
|Camera||13 mega pixel rotating camera with dual tone LED flash, Sony sensor, f/2.0 aperture, sapphire crystal protection and 28mm wide-angle lens||Rear: 20 mega pixel with dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus, Sony IMX230 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6P lenses, sapphire glass protection
Front: 8 mega pixel with f/2.4 aperture
|Connectivity||4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC||4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC|
|OS||Android 5.1 Lollipop with Emotion UI 3.1||Android 5.0 Lollipop with Emotion UI 3.1|
|Dimensions & Weight||141.6×71.2×7.8 mm, 160 grams||143.2×71.9×8.5mm, 157 grams|
Price and Availability
The Honor 7i is priced at CNY 1699 (approximately Rs. 17,600) for 2GB RAM variant and CNY 1999 (approximately Rs. 20,700) for 3GB RAM variant. There is no word on pricing and availability of the smartphone in the Indian market.
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