Huawei released the P9 smartphone earlier this year and one of the main selling points was the dual-cameras featured on the device. The company released the P9 and P9 Plus on the same day and announced that it partnered with Leica for creating the camera setup. In a move to promote the smartphone, Huawei published an image that it claimed was taken with the device’s rear cameras.

Huawei P9 comes with a 12MP dual-camera setup on the back, together with f/2.2 aperture, 27mm and Leica optics, phase detection and flash. The front camera has 8MP, with f/2.4 aperture and the ability to record 1080p.

Huawei took to its Google+ account in order to promote the P9 and released an image, while implying that it was taken with P9 rear cameras. The post didn’t actually say that it was taken with the P9, but it certainly implied so.

The image was actually taken with a $4,500 camera

Google+ allows users to see the EXIF data of any image uploaded on the platform, just like on other photo-sharing platforms like Flickr. The EXIF data showed that the image was actually taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera, which sells for about $4,500. The details reveal that the lens were EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, focal point 135mm, exposure 1/800, while exposure bias reached -1 EV.

The level of detail in the image is quite stunning and while some changes could have been made during editing sessions, it’s still too good of a photo to be made with a smartphone camera. The post on Google+ reads “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”.

Huawei seems to have taken the post down and should release a statement soon enough, considering that the post on Google+ is truly misleading.

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