Why is Huawei scaring Brits with giant 8-foot ravens?


Huawei reckons placing giant 8-foot tall raven statues all over the UK will convince Brits to buy its admittedly-awesome P20 Pro smartphone.

The Chinese company has done it’s homework. Through its own research, it believes Brits are keen to embrace nature. A survey showed 79% off us want to get closer to get closer to wildlife and 20% of us actually want to take photos of that wildlife if we can get within distance.

Finally, and this is key, only 2% of Huawei’s respondents say they’ve actually seen a raven in the wild.

So, there you have it. That’s why there’s gigantic fake ravens dotted around the UK this weekend. If you spot one, you might want to take a photo of it and drop by your local Vodafone store.

This will enter you into a competition (via Engadget) to win a luxury safari holiday for two, where you’ll be able to take photos of actual living, breathing wildlife.

Four runners up will get a “swish” UK break at the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire. where presumably there’ll be loads of wildlife for you to photograph too.

There’s only five ravens to track down and they’ll be touring Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, York, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff this weekend.

The company is placing a great deal of focus on photography with the new P20 Pro smartphone.

It’s the first mainstream model to have three rear sensors and, in our recent review, we described it as a photographer’s dream.

Related: Huawei P20 Pro review

In his review Josh Levenson writes: “All three sensors, fine-tuned by German optics titan Leica, work together, with each being assigned a specific role. The 40MP sensor captures the colours in the scene, the 20MP monochrome sensor ensnares more detail, as well as texture and depth for a bokeh effect (if required), and the 8MP sensor is used for zooming.

“Having used both the Galaxy S9 Plus and P20 Pro, I’d say the latter comes out on top. It’s a lot more reliable in low-light environments, and the images it produces in well-lit conditions are second to none. And the same, once again, can be said for the front-facing camera – which is clear and crisp for the most part.”

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