Today, at The Palace Downtown Dubai, Huawei with help from selfie aficionados, broke the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken with different people in three minutes. The 160 images featuring various participants at the event, was captured using the Huawei Mate 9 with the iconic Burj Khalifa as a backdrop.
The record breaking attempt took place at The Palace Hotel in Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As per the Guinness World Record guidelines, the image was a selfie taken by an individual using a smartphone or digital camera and was captured in exactly 180 seconds. To achieve this feat, Huawei selected their all-new flagship device the Huawei Mate 9 and put the device to the ultimate speed test.
To capture the ultimate selfie for the world record attempt, the team utilized the 8-megapixel front camera on the Mate 9 which is also equipped with user-friendly auto-focus and smile capture. Additionally, the camera used the new, natural looking skin beautification algorithms developed by Huawei’s Aesthetics Center in France. Participants at the event included members of the media, members of the Huawei Fan Club, and friends.
Commenting on the achievement, David Wang Country Manager of the UAE for Huawei Consumer Business Group said, “Breaking the Guinness World Record with the Mate 9 cements our belief that this smartphone is truly unbeatable. We’ve set international standards before and the fact that this achievement was set here in the UAE makes it even more special for our region. We’re proud to hold the Guinness World Record title and view this as a testament to the standard-setting work we do on a daily basis.”
The previous record held by Donnie Wahlberg and his fans on board the New Kids on the Block Cruise in the Gulf of Mexico featured 122 people in October 2016. Huawei’s victory by 38 additional people makes the record even more difficult for attempters to try.
The Guinness World Record using the Mate 9 marks a major achievement as 2017 begins. Huawei has said it will attempt to break more world records this year.