Some smartphone makers are catering to the selfie snapping crowd by producing phones with high-quality front-facing cameras to compliment the cameras on the back of their phones.

But every now and then we see a different approach: like the Huawei Honor 7i which only has one camera… but it’s a camera which can flip out to face the front of the phone or fold down to face the back.

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The Huawei Honor 7i is up for pre-order in China, where it should hit the streets in September.

The phone features a 13MP camera with a dual LED flash lens and a mechanism that lets the camera rotate 180 degrees. It’s not the first phone to feature a rotating camera, but Huawei has used an unusual mechanism which has the camera flipping out so that it’s above the screen when it faces forward.

Other specs for the Huawei Honor 7i include a 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display. a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, a 3,100 mAh battery, and up to 3GB of RAm and up to 32GB of storage.

via Phone Arena

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6 replies on “Huawei Honor 7i smartphone has a flip-out camera that faces front or back”

  1. This looks god for a bike mount because it would allow the camera to function as a DVR while you have the phone mounted for navigation. Two birds…
    On a side note, it be cool if they could make the sensor half of that pop-up have some sort of motorized spin on a horizontal axis for panoramic selfies. Then they wont even be selfish selfies anymore, they’d just be handheld pano shots with you naturally in the shot.

    1. You could do that for all phones as they all have a camera on the rear.

      1. A view of the wheel and asphalt wont be of any use for anyone. If you can swing the sensor in the correct angle you can get away without having to use your GoPro or whatever.

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