Taking "selfies" might not be every person's cup of tea, but it is already quite a given fact that it has taken the world by storm. From "groufies," to selfie schools, and even "belfie sticks," it seems that this trend has also apparently become a? foothold for tech company Samsung towards earning a world record.?
According to reports from Sammobile, Samsung has recently set a new Guinness world record for the most number of selfies taken in a span of 24 hours. This is in line with the company's launch in South Africa of two new handsets , the Galaxy A3 and A5, which both sport a 5-megapixel front shooter,
During the event, regular shoppers and consumers in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa were invited to try out the two new devices. They were then asked to take selfies with the handsets, both with the phones themselves and by using a selfie stick. It has been reported that Samsung was able to register a total of 12,803 self-portraits, which beats the previous record holder's attempt by at least 3,000. Samsung then gave out 100 Galaxy A3's and A5's to the participants.
The company has also put up a website posting all of the captured selfies, which can be viewed at SamsungGWR.com.
You can check out our hands-on article on the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 here.
Samsung is not the first company to have tried its hands on making world records regarding selfies. Not long ago, Microsoft has set a new world record for the most people in a single selfie, which was taken with a Lumia 730.