The clip, which is not yet available online, reportedly featured more romantic scenes than BDSM (dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism) ones, and prominently focused on a dinner date between main characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
"A majority of the preview finds Grey wining and dining Anastasia with a helicopter ride, a fancy new dress and - surprise - a secret room he wants to show her," reads a description from the trailer by Hitfix. "As for what everyone wants to know about - the sex - at one point we see a ghost image of Anastasia with what can only be described as a horse hair soft whip being brushed across her face. That's it. Anyone who thinks they will get more in a trailer will be very disappointed."
Last year, it was reported that Universal Studios planned to release two separate version of the film to avoid an NC-17 rating that could turn away more mainstream moviegoers.
"We do not want this film to be seen as mommy porn -- we want to keep it elevated but also give the fans what they want," said producer Dana Brunetti at the time.
The trailer showed during CinemaCon was perhaps from the R-rated version of the film -- the one that will be released to cinemas. A more "gritty" version of the story could be released two weeks later with an NC-17 rating.
The Fifty Shades books tell the story of Steele, a college student who gets swept off her feet by the S&M-obsessed, billionaire entrepreneur Grey.
Fifty Shades of Grey hits theaters Feb. 14, 2015.