Huawei caught again using a DSLR photo for P40 Pro camera ad

They have already apologized for the blunder



Since the rise of the smartphone, advertising firms have discovered new ways to over-exaggerate certain features. For years, the most prominent target of advertising hyperbole has been the camera. In the past, both Huawei and Samsung have claimed professional DSLR photos as products of their phone cameras. Eventually, after everyone noticed their blunder, both companies have doubled back, stating that the depicted images are merely creative representations.

Today, Huawei has been caught doing the same trick again.

To promote the new Huawei P40 Pro, the company launched a photography contest, asking everyone to submit photos taken with Huawei phones. However, in doing so, Huawei used a photo of a snow-covered landscape, claiming credit for the same photo. A Weibo user, Jamie-hua, noticed something familiar about the photo.

Image source: Weibo

Apparently, the photo was taken by a Nikon D90 and posted on online photography community 500px. Rather than Huawei, the photo was taken by photographer Su Tie, according to Jamie-hua’s quick searching. Funny enough, Jamie-hua previously participated and won second place in an iPhone photography contest.

Soon after, Huawei apologized for the mishap, stating “an oversight by the editor.” The company has also removed the photo’s credits. Also, they further explained the contest’s mechanics. Despite the nature of the contest, participants can use any equipment for submissions.

As mentioned above, this isn’t Huawei’s first time. Previously, they used misleading images for the Huawei Nova 3i and the Huawei P30 Pro. Like today, they issued statements defending their use of the images. Strangely, the company doesn’t likely need the extra embellishment, especially as camera technology quickly ascends in performance.

SEE ALSO: Mi 10 Pro vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Huawei P40 Pro vs OPPO Find X2 Pro: Camera shootout


Google Drive was down for PLDT users

Service appears to be working now



Google Drive down

Google Drive was not working for PLDT users in the Philippines.

Multiple users in the Philippines have taken to Twitter to express frustration that Google Drive is down. The earliest tweets started at around 7PM (GMT+8). As of writing, the service continues to not work for some people.

Some tweeters have pointed out that the problem is with the Internet Service Provider PLDT. Some have switched to using a different ISP and it has worked for them.

PLDT replying to queries

PLDT has yet to fully acknowledge the problem and have only so far replied to a handful of customers who have tagged them to flag the issue.

As of 4:24AM (GMT+8), the service has returned for some users.

Google Drive is Google’s cloud service that’s also home to its Office Suite of apps including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Several people rely on the service both for study and work.

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Mi 11 Lite: Price and availability in the Philippines

Ultra-slim midranger



Mi 11 Lite

The youngest sibling from the Mi 11 series expansion announcement, the Mi 11 Lite, has made its way to the Philippines.

Despite an overall slim footprint, it does sport a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10. It also has a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chip. It’s a chip that’s more than capable of handling most of what you’ll do on a smartphone. Into gaming? Yes, this phone can certainly handle that. It even employs the LiquidCool tech to keep you cool even as the game heats up.

It also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Yes, this is only the 4G version. No word yet if the 5G one will arrive in the country. Its camera setup are as follows: 64MP f/1.79 Wide. 8MP f/2.2 UWA, 5MP f/2.4 Telemacro, and 16MP selfie camera.

The phone will come in three colors: Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue and Peach Pink.

Price and availability

The Mi 11 Lite will retail for PhP 14,990 and will be available for purchase from Authorized Mi Stores and partner retailers nationwide as well as our official stores in Lazada and Shopee starting April 24.

Watch our Mi 11 Lite Unboxing and Hands-On

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Lenovo unveils new Eyesafe-certified ThinkVision monitors

For those who wish to manage their screen time while working




For those working from home, you often find yourselves glued to your screens for more than eight hours a day. Whether it’s your work laptop or your phone, you proceed to work on your tasks or scroll through social media through a screen. Of course, if you do it for too long, it has the potential to damage your eyesight in the long run. Now, Lenovo unveiled a new set of displays that might just help you address that.

The company has launched its latest ThinkVision monitors that are now Eyesafe-certified. In essence, both monitors come with technologies designed to ease off the harmful blue light emitted from the display. Furthermore, they received a TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification to ensure maximum eye comfort and protection.

Also, these two monitors — the ThinkVision T24i-2L and ThinkVision T27h-2L — come with color accurate displays and phone holders on the base.

For the ThinkVision T24i-2L, it comes with a 24-inch FHD display with flexible connectivity options for all kinds of devices. Meanwhile, the ThinkVision T27h-AL comes with a 27-inch QHD display for a much larger workspace.

These monitors are now available for the price of PhP 8,850 (ThinkVision T24i-2L) and PhP 15,499 (ThinkVision T27h-2L). You will find these through Lenovo’s authorized partner sellers.

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