The idea is definitely not completely new as Oppo’s N3 smartphone also comes with a similar rotating camera that lets you use the primary camera to capture selfies. Since rear cameras are almost always superior to the front camera as far as quality goes, you can expect the Honor 7i to be a supremely capable selfie smartphone. The 13MP camera of the smartphone uses a Sony Exmor sensor and comes with an f2.0 aperture lens. The lens is protected by sapphire, so it isn’t going to get scratched very easily.
As far as the other specs go, they are quite decent and comparable to most other upper mid-range smartphones in the market. You get a 5.2” 1080p screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 64-bit SoC, 2 or 3GB RAM depending on the variant, 16/32GB internal memory, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 3,100mAh capacity battery.
For now, the Honor 7i is only being released in the Chinese market for a starting price of $250.