Huawei has been caught trying to pass off DSLR photos as ones taken by its new flagship phone, the P40 Pro.
Huawei recently held a photography contest to encourage people to take photos using the company’s smartphones. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), however, some of the photos were actually shot on a $3,000 Nikon D850.
This isn’t the first time Huawei has been caught doing this. The company has been called out repeatedly for trying to pass off photos taken with professional equipment.
In this instance, the company seems to have changed the rules to allow it, once it was called out. As SCMP points out, the original video stating that all photos were taken on Huawei smartphones was replaced with a video saying that all photos were provided by Huawei’s Next-Image community. At the same time, the contest rules say “you can publish photos taken with any equipment in the Next-Image community.”
In the meantime, any iPhone, Google Pixel or Samsung users who were feeling jealous over the P40 Pro’s camera can probably rest a bit easier.