Huawei throw a little camera innovation at the newly discovered ATH-AL00


huawei camera phone tenaa

Chinese phone makers aren’t afraid of some interesting and innovative camera idea hence the Oppo Nx, Huawei Honor 6+ and now the Huawei ATH-AL00.

The Huawei ATH-AL00 is part of Huawei’s Honor line-up so is likely to get a more marketable name once it hits stores, but it isn’t the name that has really grabbed our attention.

The typically Huawei looking phone, features a new camera design that sees the front and rear cameras attached on a sliding pod. The rear camera and dual LED flash are always visible on the back, but to shoot a selfie the camera unit needs to be slid upwards to reveal the front camera and additional dual flash.

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It seems like a lot of effort to go to, but does seem to have helped reduce the amount of body above the screen which now looks a little shorter than other phones and means a powerful LED flash is available for selfies.

huawei camera phone tenaa

The TENAA details also reveal that a large button is used to ‘pop’ the camera pod up, there will be dual SIM cards and no capacitive buttons on the chin. It also appears there is a physical shutter button on the side of the phone too.

Details in the Chinese media also reveal that the camera release button may also have a built-in fingerprint scanner for security. Other hardware is likely to include a Kirin chipset, around 3-4GB RAM etc.

What do you think of this innovation? Is it really a benefit or is is just innovation for innovations sake?

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26 Comments

  1. tiktaktik
    August 3, 2015

    Mayb a show off innovation… People(me too) are lazy enough to press the button and wait for the camera to come up and load juz to take a selfie everytime…! But lets c the phone for real to see if its any good. …may b it will be useful if it have a high intensity led flash light…!

  2. E8hffff
    August 3, 2015

    Would have been better if it was a camera module you could turn around to face forward or back depending on which direction you want the better filming or to allow upgrading to better cameras. What I said should have been a standard from years ago.

    • Cuerex
      August 3, 2015

      other than that, it’s a great way to quick toggle the selfie cam

  3. Chickens
    August 3, 2015

    I’d wonder how long it would last if it has a spring mechanism. Also OPPO has a better solution, but atleast innovation is going forward.

  4. tiktaktik
    August 3, 2015

    Mayb a show off innovation… People(me too) are lazy enough to press the button and wait for the camera to come up and load juz to take a selfie everytime…! But lets c the phone for real to see if its any good. …may b it will be useful if it have a high intensity led flash light…!

  5. E8hffff
    August 3, 2015

    Would have been better if it was a camera module you could turn around to face forward or back depending on which direction you want the better filming or to allow upgrading to better cameras. What I said should have been a standard from years ago.

    • Cuerex
      August 3, 2015

      other than that, it’s a great way to quick toggle the selfie cam

  6. Paap Mrittu
    August 3, 2015

    Good one.

  7. Chickens
    August 3, 2015

    I’d wonder how long it would last if it has a spring mechanism. Also OPPO has a better solution, but atleast innovation is going forward.

  8. realjjj
    August 3, 2015

    Innovation would improve the product and solve problems, this makes it worse.
    If it’s not motorized and the user has to push it up, fingerprints on the lens are an extra problem.
    If they did this (a bit better to avoid fingerprints on the lens) for zero upper and lower bezels it would be an acceptable use but that’s about the only case where it makes sense.

  9. Muhammad Yasir
    August 3, 2015

    wont be cheap 🙁

    • Dante
      August 3, 2015

      You only seek cheap – Dont you?

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 3, 2015

        you must be new around here

        • Dante
          August 6, 2015

          Nah im not – i am only sarcastic

        • Dante
          August 6, 2015

          Sarcasm is always welcome

  10. Paap Mrittu
    August 3, 2015

    Good one.

  11. Dante
    August 3, 2015

    A little bit pointless

  12. Tajwar
    August 3, 2015

    “Innovation for Innovations sake” it made my day

  13. realjjj
    August 3, 2015

    Innovation would improve the product and solve problems, this makes it worse.
    If it’s not motorized and the user has to push it up, fingerprints on the lens are an extra problem.
    If they did this (a bit better to avoid fingerprints on the lens) for zero upper and lower bezels it would be an acceptable use but that’s about the only case where it makes sense.

  14. Guest
    August 3, 2015

    wont be cheap 🙁

    • Dante
      August 3, 2015

      You only seek cheap – Dont you?

    • Guest
      August 3, 2015

      you must be new around here

    • Dante
      August 6, 2015

      Nah im not – i am only sarcastic

    • Dante
      August 6, 2015

      Sarcasm is always welcome

  15. Dante
    August 3, 2015

    A little bit pointless

  16. Tajwar
    August 3, 2015

    “Innovation for Innovations sake” it made my day