Earlier this week, Lenovo shared a promotional video of the highly anticipated Motorola RAZR 2019. The 30 second teaser video appeared at a group interview panel on Thursday, and it appears that it has been stolen from a fan.
Video of the media briefing. pic.twitter.com/Fv9QRyg6S4
— Richard Lai (@richardlai) May 16, 2019
The video was spliced together using renders originally created by a tech YouTuber named Waqar Khan. The company took fan-made video together and branded it as their own by adding their own logo at the end, showing it at a press conference.
According to Waqar Khan, he did not give them permission for using his video and Lenovo did not approach him for it.
They used it without my permission. I don’t know what’s going on.
Now why would Lenovo do this? The actual phone is obviously not going to look like some fan made renders. It’s a rather cheap move by Lenovo, and there’s a lot of questions the company needs to answer.
While we do need an explanation, the company also needs to come up with their own original renders soon. Lenovo hasn’t shared the official design of the phone or even the specifications yet, which makes it all the more confusing.
In any case, we’ll keep you posted as more news surfaces about the Motorola RAZR 2019.