Bambi explains the evolution of faux in fauxtography:
Think what Photoshop can do for news and you get the idea of the early origins of fauxtography. Language, though, is a dynamic and meanings can change over time.
What is fauxtography today?
Fauxtography is a situation where smartphones with the smarts of computational photography produce photos which are far better in every aspect than the original scene, and certainly improved over the non-edited or non-enhanced photo.
That explains why premium smartphone cameras produce photos which look better than the scene or subject.