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Huawei tried to transfer DSLR image as smartphone selfie in new ad

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Do not believe everything you see.

Screenshot of Abrar Al-Heeti

If self-esteem in Huawei's last Nova 3i ad looks too good to be true, it's because it is.

In the commercial we see more pictures presumably taken by the phone's camera in front, including one where a woman puts on makeup and a man holds out the phone to take a self-esteem.

But a backdrop image posted by Sarah Elshamy, an actress in the advertisement of Huawei Mobile Egypt, reveals that a DSLR actually took the picture. Reddit uses AbdullahSab3 to point this out in a post on Monday. The actor has since deleted the image.

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Here is the back-scene shot, which reveals self-service was actually taken by a DSLR.

AbdullahSab3 via Reddit

Huawei told CNET that a disclaimer at the end of the video outlines the images and the content shown "is for reference only".

The Arabic text translates into: "Product features and actual specifications may vary (including but not limited to appearance, color, size), as well as actual presentation content (including but not limited to background, user interface, and controls)."

This is not the first time Huawei has switched off a DSLR shot for a phone picture. The Android police point out that in 2016, the company used a 4,500 Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera to capture images allegedly shot by a P9 .

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