Huawei trades Mate 10 Pros for reviews that shouldn't exist

CNET | 2/12/2018 | Daniel Van Boom
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Huawei's Mate 10 Pro goes on sale in the US this Sunday, and it's already getting rave reviews from customers over on Best Buy's site. Wait, what?

The company in a private Facebook group offered people the opportunity to "beta test" the premium Mate 10 Pro in exchange for five-star reviews on Best Buy, reports 9 to 5 Google.

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Screenshots from Facebook, shared by the publication, show Huawei Mobile telling the page's 60,000 members to "Tell us how to why [sic] you WANT to own the Mate 10 Pro in the review section of our pre-sale Best Buy retail page" in exchange for an opportunity to get the device early. The phone currently has 108 customer reviews on Best Buy, with an average score of 4.9/5.

A "smart" review.

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The reviews mostly speculated on the phone's quality, rather than confirming it, since, y'know, it's not been released in the US yet. "Can't wait to have this phone," one review read, "this is the one I've been waiting for... and my favorite feature us [sic] the new Leica co-engineered dual camera that will make all your family and friends jealous."

A followup screenshot showed nine members of the group announced as becoming official participants of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro's "user tests."...
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