Remember the gorgeous “Essential Phone” (Dubbed the Essential PH-1)?
Yesterday, the Essential President, Niccolo de Masi tweeted a photo that showed how well the phone takes low light pictures.
The problem, however, is the fact that the picture looked like it was taken with the front camera or a 3-year-old smartphone camera. Here you go:
Niccolo must have realized his mistake because he deleted the tweet later, but trust the internet to take a screenshot for posterity’s sake.
To remind you all, the Essential Phone comes with dual rear-facing cameras (RGB + Mono) with 13MP and f/1.85.
In his defense, these things could have happened:
- The picture could have been taken behind the glass.
- Twitter could have compressed this particular picture.
- The phone he used might not be running on the final software.
(These are not valid excuses, but they are the only ones I could come up with).