Huawei gets caught using DSLR photos for P30 Pro campaign

Alfred Osborne
March 16, 2019

Through an Instagram post, a Huawei-hired actress accidentally revealed that the company had used a DSLR camera to take a still shot that ended up in the TV commercial to promote its Nova 3 handset.

Both the P30 and P30 Pro smartphones are expected to run on HiSilicon's 7nm Kirin 980 octa-core processor under the hood. That same kind of camera is expected to first debut on the Huawei P30 Pro later this month.

Another fake image sample featuring a volcano eruption, as it turns out, was lifted by Huawei from Getty Images.

The Huawei P30 Pro is set to boast a periscope-style zoom camera, something that has been confirmed by Huawei's VP of global product marketing, Clement Wong. This has happened for the second time as the company was found using images that are not clicked by Huawei Mate 20 Pro, to showcase the selfie feature of the handset past year.

As a successor to its popular P20 Pro, Huawei is working to launch the P30 Pro in Paris on March 26. More recently, the P30 Pro reportedly flexed its muscles in AnTuTu test website. The most premium offering of the lot, is an in-display fingerprint sensor:, same feature seen on the Galaxy S10.

As per renders and leaks, the P30 Pro will feature a waterdrop notched display with a slim bottom bezel.

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Update, March 13, 2019 (12:15AM): Huawei has issued a statement after it emerged that it was using stock photos in its P30 promotional material.

According to DxOMark's Tally results, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro scored 114 points when it came to still photography and 97 points in videography.

Based on the patent, Huawei's version has a square-shaped second screen occupying the top half of the phone's back, just below the horizontal triple camera array. The firm could also launch Huawei P30 Pro alongside the P30.

The upcoming Huawei smartwatches will be the new variants of Watch GT which the company had unveiled a year ago in the market.

This updated setup should then be accompanied by a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor - which should improve bokeh imagery - and a laser autofocus system.

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