huawei p9 controWhen the Huawei P9 was launched, the company boasted that the handset featured a dual-lens camera setup that also came with the Leica branding. However there was some controversy early on as it was unclear exactly how much of Leica’s technology was in the phone, and whether or not it just featured the brand name for marketing purposes.

However it seems that the controversy did not end there. Recently Huawei posted a photo on social media that seemed to imply that the photo was taken by the Huawei P9, a photo that was admittedly much clearer and sharper than most smartphone cameras could handle, and it turns out that the camera used was actually a $4,500 Canon EOS 5D MK III.

According to the caption that accompanied the photo, “We managed to catch a beautiful sunrise with Deliciously Ella. The #HuaweiP9’s dual Leica cameras makes taking photos in low light conditions like this a pleasure. Reinvent smartphone photography and share your sunrise pictures with us. #OO”

Unsurprisingly Huawei got a ton of flack for it, which they have since responded to by saying, “It has recently been highlighted that an image posted to our social channels was not shot on the Huawei P9. The photo, which was professionally taken while filming a Huawei P9  advert, was shared to inspire our community. 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.”

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