The 2.2 8core cpu is more than likely a Mediatek variant, not a bad thing anymore. I say this given the midrange specs of the device so I'd say - personally - it sticks to a midrange chipset.
I like the design, adds a little personality with the arced top and bottom on the screen. Really not a fan of the orange option but in black it looks quite smart. The obvious stand out feature is the night vision camera, if it can be used alongside the regular sensor then this could be a massive advantage to low light shots, something a lot of phones still struggle with. I can't see a lot of people using it otherwise. I do wonder how much the camera will add to the price of the device, which, ultimately, is what it comes down to. Is it worth it? Hopefully we'll hear more soon.