Last week Huawei posted a photo advertising the camera on it’s P9 smartphone. The Huawei P9 is has dual cameras advertised as “co-engineered with Leica”. It should come as no surprise that the draw of this premium priced phone is the camera. Huawei published an attractive photo (seen below) of an attractive woman (again, seen below) on Google Plus with the 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.”
The problem is, this photo wasn’t taken on a P9. Android Police noticed something that Huawei had not, that Google Plus includes the camera’s EXIF metadata in any photo posted. In this case, Android Police noticed that it was actually a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera that took the photo. For anyone keeping track, a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera is not a Huawei P9.
Since this was made public, Huawei has removed the photo, and issued the following apology, “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.”
So there you go. An honest mistake. They weren’t implying that the P9 took the photo. They just didn’t get detailed enough with their caption.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.