Huawei Claimed DSLR Photos as Smartphone Clicked Pictures!! AGAIN?

Huawei Claimed DSLR Photos as Smartphone Clicked Pictures!! AGAIN?

Bad business practice is something that has been the reasons for many companies drastically going down. Even if you’re at the top of your field, these actions say more about how you treat your customers. And that’s bad. Recently, Huawei had been caught red-handed for claiming DSLR photos as Huawei smartphones clicked pictures.


We all have experienced better quality of mobile phone cameras with each new device. Normally, the phone companies don’t have to lie about their camera quality. However, many of them do just the opposite by claiming DSLR photos as camera pictures.

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Huawei Portraying DSLR Pics as Camera Clicked Ones

Huawei has been caught red-handed for portraying DSLR photos as smartphone clicked pictures. Just to exaggerate the camera quality of Huawei smartphones, the company claims the pictures as smartphone clicked ones.

This time, the incident has happened with Huawei P40 Pro that has been the victim of the company’s bad business behaviour.

Currently, Huawei is having an online contest for the company’s fans all over China to capture the market for the Huawei P40 Pro. The online platform Weibo shared the video which was embedded with a group of stellar photos. The shocking news is that Huawei was claiming those pics as shot on its smartphones.

While taking the contest, one of the Weibo users found out that one of the pictures was looking familiar. He did his research, dug deep, & bounced back with solid proof about the picture being used somewhere else also.

Huawei P40 Pro

He found out the same picture on 500px website (a photography sharing platform) as well that had the same configuration data that was when the actual snap had been shot.

To compress the whole situation, the beautiful picture hadn’t been shot on Huawei P40 Pro. Actually the picture had been shot on the Nikon D850 DSLR camera that costs more than $3000.

South China Morning Post is one of the Hong Kong English-language newspapers (owned by Alibaba Group) that covered the same news about Huawei portraying DSLR pictures as camera clicked ones.

Huawei portraying DSLR

The newspaper published an article about Huawei apologizing for the pictures that had been claimed as smartphone clicked pictures. The company claimed the incident as “an oversight by the editor” that made the company take down the picture from the platform.

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Incident Happened in 2016 (Huawei Only)

Previously also the Chinese smartphone maker had been accused of using bad business behavior in portraying DSLR photos. In 2016, the company did the same thing using the DSLR pictures as smartphone clicked ones that made quite captured headlines.

After the incident had been encountered by the company itself, Huawei stated, “We recognize, though, that we should have been clearer with the captions for this image. It was never our intention to mislead. We apologize for this and we have removed the image.”

Android Police talked about the incident as “So, did Huawei come out and say this was a P9 photo directly? No. Do they want you to associate the P9’s dual Leica camera performance and this image, per the statement about its abilities in low light conditions “like this?” Of course they do. That’s marketing,” the website’s report concludes. “And when a smartphone and a luxury brand team up to try and sell you something on the basis of a name, you should always be suspicious.”

Wrapping Up

Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone makers in China who has been accused of using bad business behavior more than once. Claiming the DSLR pictures as clicked by Huawei smartphone camera ones decreased the belief users have in the company products. Hope the company takes proper precautions not to repeat the same mistake again in future.

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