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It was in August when Huawei announced the Honor 7i, a phone with a few peculiarities. At first look, it seems to be a typically designed phone from the company, but further inspection shows that the camera on the back flips up to 180 degrees so it can be used as a front-facing shooter, the dual-tone LED flash is integrated in that module, so it can be used while taking selfies. On the left side, there’s a fingerprint scanner, which is not a common location for this component. Other than that, this phone is a mid-range offering. While we didn’t know if the phone would be available outside of China, it turns out that it will be renamed Huawei ShotX in additional regions like some European countries.
The new name was spotted on several German retailers and it obviously make reference to the powerful 13-megapixel camera included. There has not been an official announcement from the company about the availability, but since some retailers are already accepting pre-orders of this phone, it’s a good possibility that it will launch in the near future with the potential price having already been listed along with the early pre-orders, set to be â‚¬349. That’s a little more expensive than the price given in China, but it usually works that way.
The specs of the ShotX are identical to those of the Honor 7i, and those who are familiar with the Honor 7i will likely notice right off the bat. It features a 5.2-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution, and is powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor from Qualcomm, clocked at 1.5 GHz which integrates an LTE modem and the Adreno 405 GPU, plus there are 2GB of RAM for multitasking. It comes equipped with 16GB of internal storage and it can be expanded with microSD cards. It’s also slated to come with Dual-SIM slots which is rather uncommon for that region. It runs Android 5.1.1 and it will be available in three color options: “Coastal Gold”, “Isle Blue” and “Artic White”. Despite being a mid-ranger, it features a metallic frame, making it look more premium and it measures 7.8 mm thick. It’s still unknown if this phone will be available in more countries.