Huawei admits to using DSLR photos for P30 Pro promo shots

“The promo shots showing the zooming capabilities of the Huawei P30 Pro were actually taken with a DSLR”

Earlier this week, it was discovered that the promo shots used by Huawei to showcase the camera prowess of the upcoming P30 Pro, were not really taken using the phone. The photos were actually shot with a DSLR and Huawei used them to show the lossless zoom feature on the upcoming flagship. Now, the Chinese manufacturer has admitted to faking the promo shots and stated that it was a misunderstanding.

The Huawei P30 Pro is said to feature a periscope zoom camera with up to 7X/10X lossless optical zoom. However, teasing the feature by using DSLR shots is not a nice thing to do. It brings bad name and press to the company. As soon as the media discovered that the photos were not taken by the P30 Pro, the company added some additional text to the promo shots. Huawei added a disclaimer to the original photos posted on Weibo saying that these are just creative ads to be used for reference.

Screenshot 2019-03-13 at 2.27.22 PMThe company also sent out a statement to The Verge, which said;

We’ve been made aware that there might have been some misunderstanding regarding our recent HUAWEI P30 Series teaser posters. We would like reiterate that those are, in fact, only teaser posters, and are only intended to hint at the unique new features that will come with the HUAWEI P30 Series. Huawei has acquired the licenses to the original images and the posters are artistic renditions of said features only.

If Huawei had included a disclaimer before posting the photos, then that would’ve been fine. Therefore, it is not really a misunderstanding, but an attempt by the company to fool the customers. And that’s unfortunate, because it could hurt the company and sales of the new P30 series. It would’ve done the company good, if it posted actual sample photos taken from the phone. Huawei has scheduled an event on the 26th of March in Paris, where it will be launching the P30 Lite, P30 and the P30 Pro.

Huawei P30 Pro Specifications
Octa core (2.6 GHz, Dual Core + 1.92 GHz, Dual core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)
HiSilicon Kirin
6.47 inches (16.43 cm)
1080x2340 px, 398 PPI
40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP Triple Primary Cameras
Dual-color LED Flash
32 MP Front Camera
4200 mAh
Super Charging
USB Type-C port
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