Chinese smartphone markers, Huawei Inc. came out and apologized for a photo it posted online to promote its latest P-series smartphone, Huawei P9, saying it was taken on a professional camera.
The company posted the photo on its Google+ page, with a caption saying its device “makes taking photos in low-light conditions like this a pleasure”. However, according to reports, the image metadata showed that the photo was taken with Canon camera equipment costing roughly $2595 (approximately 8.8million ugx).
The company came out and apologized, saying they didn’t intend to mislead.
According to BBC reports, the original social media post said, “We managed to catch a beautiful sunrise with Deliciously Ella. The [new device] makes taking photos in low light conditions like this a pleasure.”
In a statement, Huawei said the photo had been taken during the recording of a new advertisement.
“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,” it said.