Huawei admits image was not taken on its P9 smartphone

Huawei is caught out after implying a picture was shot with its P9 smartphone, but was actually taken with a DSLR

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Huawei admits image was not taken on its P9 smartphone Huawei uploaded the image on its Google+ page but Android Police discovered the image was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Google+)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 5, 2016

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has come under fire after implying the image on the right was taken with its P9 smartphone, however this was not the case.

Huawei uploaded the image on its Google+ page, along with the following caption:

"We managed to catch a beautiful sunrise with Deliciously Ella. The #HuaweiP9's dual Leica cameras makes taking photos in low light conditions like this a pleasure. Reinvent smartphone photography and share your sunrise pictures with us. #OO"

Despite not strictly stating the photo was taken with the smartphone, the post implies it was. Google+ makes the EXIF metadata of every image available, which enabled the Android Police to find that actually the photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with an EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens, combined it would roughly cost $5000.

The image has since been removed and Huawei has now released a statement stating:

"It has recently been highlighted that an image posted to our social channels was not shot on the Huawei P9. The photo, which was professionally taken while filming a Huawei P9 advert, was shared to inspire our community. We recognise though that we should have been clearer with the captions for this image. It was never our intention to mislead. We apologise for this and we have removed the image."

The P9 smartphone itself has a dual-camera system and it has been certified by German photography company Leica. It embedded with two sensors, one for full RGB colour and the other is a monochrome black and white sensor. Overall, the image quality is impressive, but perhaps not as impressive as an image taken from a professional camera.

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