Smartphone makers, it’s fine if the selfie camera of your mid-range smartphone does not take the best selfies in the world. You have plenty of time to improve it and the quality of the images will not get you anywhere. However, Huawei thought it would be fine to do just that. The company was caught in the act of fake smartphone selfies in an advertisement. Instead of the front camera of the Nova 3 smartphone, the company has allowed the ad creators to use a digital SLR camera.
Looks like the guy takes selfies from him and his significant other using the Huawei Nova 3i, right? Let’s take a look at one of these selfies, which, by the way, is better than the rest of the video. It’s almost as if we had touched it in post-treatment:
Now, here is an image posted on Instagram by the actress in the photo above, which clearly shows that the actor is pretending to shoot:
Everything was discovered by a Redditor, which was fast enough to capture the Instagram photo. The actress has removed it, but the internet never forgets.
Now, Huawei never says that the Nova 3i can take such beautiful pictures. But the implication here is that the selfies featured in the commercials were taken with the phone in question.
After all, Apple used its iPhone to film entire commercials and showcased the powers of the iPhone in many commercials. Thus, savvy smartphone users would surely assume that the selfies of this advertisement were all taken with the phone’s camera.
What is more annoying is that we are not watching the first incident of Huawei. The company photographed the glasses of the P8 phones previously and used a digital SLR to simulate the camera’s camera samples.
The faster Huawei gives up those annoying marketing tips that often turn over, the better. The misleading ad, meanwhile, has more than 2 million hits on YouTube.