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  1. Huawei’s Oops moment, posts P9 camera photo originally shot by DSLR

Huawei’s Oops moment, posts P9 camera photo originally shot by DSLR

Chinese electronics major Huawei got into a controversy when it uploaded a picture on its Google+ page saying the image was shot by P9 smartphone with dual Leica camera.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 5, 2016 8:24 PM
Huawei honr smartphones Chinese electronics major Huawei got into a controversy when it uploaded a picture on its Google+ page saying the image was shot by P9 smartphone with dual Leica camera. (Reuters)

Chinese electronics major Huawei got into a controversy when it uploaded a picture on its Google+ page saying the image was shot by P9 smartphone with dual Leica camera. However, reports suggest that the photograph was supposedly taken by a DSLR camera. According to Android Police, the photo was taken from a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera.

Huawei had captioned the picture, “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”

In a statement Huawei said, “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.”

P9 is the first smartphone from the collaboration between Huawei and the camera brand Leica. Huawei claims that this collaboration sets a new benchmark in smartphone camera technology, with more light and better clarity.

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