The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra sets a Guinness World Record
Samsung has set a Guinness World Record using a Galaxy S22 Ultra. Like many Guinness World Record's, Samsung's is oddly specific. As Samsung discusses in a press release, it invited people from 17 cities to an unboxing event, albeit only those who had pre-ordered a Galaxy S22 Ultra. Supposedly, Samsung then allowed these 1,820 people to unbox their pre-orders across several cities simultaneously.
Anyone who took part in this #EpicUnboxing event received their Galaxy S22 Ultra in a limited edition box, in which Samsung included a Galaxy Watch4 and a pair of Galaxy Buds2. Incidentally, Samsung has already started shipping the Galaxy S22 Ultra to people outside China; pre-order shipments began on February 25. Swapnil Dangarikar, an Official Adjudicator for Guinness World Records added:
It is my pleasure to announce that Samsung India Electronics Private Limited has set a new record for the 'Most people unboxing simultaneously – multiple venues' with 1820 successful participants. This fabulous event was organised across 19 venues and the delighted participants got their phone and became part of a record. A never been done before attempt, I congratulate Samsung on becoming Officially Amazing!
For reference, Samsung will start officially selling the Galaxy S22 series in India from tomorrow. However, people can already pre-order the trio from Samsung directly or through various third-party retailers. Evidently, Samsung is taking steps to foster good PR for the Galaxy S22 series following its GOS controversy, which led Geekbench to delist all recent Galaxy S smartphones from its databases.