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Chinese Smartphone Maker Huawei Caught Using Professional Camera to Fake Smartphone Selfies

When people discovered the Google+ image EXIF data, Huawei said it didn't really mean to imply that the photo was taken with the P9 and that the photo was shared "to inspire our community"

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Huawei unveils quad-camera phone Y9 in India. (IANS)

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei was left embarrassed when an actress from one of its commercials showcasing new Nova 3 smartphone posted behind-the-scene photos on Instagram, revealing a DSLR camera being used to take selfies and not the smartphone.

A Reddit user that goes by the name of AbdullahSab3 discovered that Sarah Elshamy, one of the actors in the ad, posted photos on her Instagram page, and one image revealed a photographer shooting the “at-home selfie with a DSLR”.

“The photo supposedly shows that the phone’s artificial intelligence(AI)-driven beauty feature digitally altered the image so she didn’t have to finish applying real makeup to look like she was wearing it,” arstechnica.com reported on Tuesday.

Huawei reacted to the controversy, saying the ad never outright claims that the picture was shot on Nova 3 smartphone.

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According to Android Police, this is not the first time Huawei has made a false marketing claim.

Elshamy later removed behind-the-scene photos from her Instagram page.

According to Android Police, this is not the first time Huawei has made a false marketing claim.

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“The company was caught photoshopping away bezels on renderings for the P8, and it was found to have posted a shot that appeared to be from a P9 on its Google+ page that EXIF data revealed to have been shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III,” said the report.

When people discovered the Google+ image EXIF data, Huawei said it didn’t really mean to imply that the photo was taken with the P9 and that the photo was shared “to inspire our community”. (IANS)

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Huawei to Launch P30 Pro Smartphone in India Soon

It is rumoured to sport a 40MP f/1.6 main camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a 20MP f/2.2 wide-angle camera

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Attendees pass by a Huawei booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 9, 2019. VOA

Smartphone maker Huawei will launch its upcoming P30 Pro smartphone in India shortly after its global unveiling at an event in Paris.

“The company is dedicated to the India market and it aims to narrow the gap in the timing of global launches of flagship devices with this phone,” an industry source told IANS on Friday.

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Logo of Huawei is seen on the advert in front of the local offices of Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 11, 2019. VOA

The Huawei P30 Pro is expected to come with a 10x optical zoom, which would be a first on a smartphone. A major highlight of the device is expected be the quad-camera set-up at the rear.

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It is rumoured to sport a 40MP f/1.6 main camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a 20MP f/2.2 wide-angle camera. (IANS)