Xiaomi allegedly caught gaming promotional material for the upcoming Redmi Y2
Xiaomi has been nabbed for manipulating promotional material, according to a report by OnPhones. The company appears to be using images shot with a DSLR as misleading camera samples for one of its upcoming devices.
Xiaomi released the Redmi S2 in China a few weeks ago. The device has been marketed as a capable budget camera device, due to the fact that it features dual rear cameras, and is one of the few devices—from mainstream OEMs—in that section of the market to do so. The Redmi S2 is set to be launched in the Indian market as the Redmi Y2, successor to the Y1 that was released towards the end of last year.
Sadly, the company appears to have been less than honest with its promotional material for the Y2's launch. Going by the source report, a model is seen being photographed by a cameraman with a DSLR, while posing like she's taking a selfie—without the actual phone in hand. The next image has the Redmi S2 in it, which could be an indication that the company uses the phony images and photoshops in the smartphone for its material.
Of course, there's no definite proof that Xiaomi actually uses fake selfies for its campaigns. There's also the fact that most companies actually do similar things. A few years ago, for example, Huawei was caught on the same track.
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