Huawei in hot water after using Canon EOS for P9 camera sample


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Camera samples are one of the ways in which people can get an idea of camera quality before using a phone. However, it’s not always a good indicator. Manufacturers can do a lot of things to make sure the samples look great. Sometimes you won’t be able to replicate the results. That’s especially true when the manufacturer doesn’t even use the phone for the samples, which is exactly what happened to Huawei.

A few days back, Huawei posted an innocent photo to Google+ (since deleted). The photo came with a comment about the prowess of the Huawei P9. The stunning photo did appear to have been touched up, but according to the EXIF data, it had more than just a little help. The camera listed in the EXIF data was the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, which is a $2,600 digital SLR camera. The lens listed costs an extra $1,900. That’s $4,500 of equipment masquerading as a smartphone.

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Huawei didn’t explicitly say “this photo was taken with the P9,” but it is heavily implied when the phone is mentioned by name. Huawei was caught red-handed and they are using that as their excuse. Huawei says the photo was “shared to inspire our community.” They admit that they should have been clearer with the caption. It just goes to show that you can never really trust camera samples until you can take the samples yourself.

[via androidpolice]

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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