Lenovo put its logo on renders created by YouTuber Waqar Khan. Normally you don’t expect a multi-billion dollar company to just steal someone’s video.
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.
Nope, it did happen, and Lenovo even added its own bumper at the end! https://t.co/rHAQaCifMa
— 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.
At this point, it’s not clear if there actually is a foldable Motorola RAZR on the way. A patent for such a device surfaced earlier this year, which sparked rumors the phone could be coming in the near future. In January, The Wall Street Journal reported a folding RAZR reboot with an expected $1,500 price tag was in the works. Leaked images supposedly showing off the device cropped up online last month. But Lenovo’s use of a fan-made render has to make one wonder if the folding RAZR is real or if the company is just enjoying some free attention from people nostalgic for the beloved phone.
In any case, we’ll keep you posted as more news surfaces about the Motorola RAZR 2019.