A search on Google News (anecdotal, yes) https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws...
None of the articles have anything related to this in the title, and the first three articles do not mention any faking.
It feels like a big issue in tech-savvy circles on the internet. But I doubt most consumers know or care.
This is also standard launch procedure for Canon and Nikon (don't know about the others).
I hope the tech blogs that review this phone use their camera testing procedures on this phone.