Huawei has been forced to apologise over a misleading photo it posted online.
Huawei appeared to suggest that the photo had been taken by their P9 smartphone when in actual fact it had been taken by a DSLR, a professional camera, which can cost upwards of 100,000 Baht.
By comparison the Huawei P9 is on sale in Thailand for 16,900 Baht.
The image appeared on the company’s Google+ page with the caption saying its device “makes taking photos in low-light conditions like this a pleasure”.
The post went on “We managed to catch a beautiful sunrise with Deliciously Ella. The [new device]makes taking photos in low light conditions like this a pleasure.”
However, a writer for the Android Police news site noticed that something didn’t quite ring true with the image. Images posted to Google+ automatically have their EXIF info displayed and this revealed that the image had been taken with a Cannon EOS 5D Mark III.
Huawei have since apologised claiming that they did not intend the image to be misleading. Their statement read: “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”.
This is not the first time a phone maker has been forced to apologise for making misleading claims.
Nokia made a similar mistake in 2012 when then claimed at an advertisement had been recorded on one of their handsets when it had been shot with professional equipment.