[Updated] Samsung will send your selfie and a Galaxy S10 5G into the stratosphere

Update: The Samsung SpaceSelfie campaign kicked off with the world’s first space selfie featuring English model, actress, and singer, Cara Delevingne. It’s the “first of many” selfies that will be sent into the Earth’s stratosphere. Of course, Samsung fans can also participate in the campaign for a chance to send their own selfies. Check out the video below and keep reading for more details on how to participate.

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Samsung Electronics is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exciting space-themed marketing campaign/contest called SpaceSelfie. The company will launch a Galaxy S10 5G into the Earth’s stratosphere using high-altitude balloons, and Samsung fans will have an opportunity to send a selfie along with it.

One of the reasons why SpaceSelfie is exciting is that contest winners will receive a photo captured in the stratosphere featuring planet Earth as the background. Said Galaxy S10 5G will display selfies on the screen and will serve as the foreground. It’s basically a photo of your photo shown on a Galaxy S10 5G, captured in the Earth’s stratosphere.

Send your selfie, or your cat’s, into the stratosphere with SpaceSelfie

You can check the video below for an official introduction to the idea of SpaceSelfie, but in short, it’s a contest with 65.000 randomly-picked winners. That’s the number of user-sent images Samsung will send into the stratosphere once the winners will be determined. The video suggests the contest is not limited to selfies and that other types of photos are allowed, such as group shots or pet photos.

Also interesting to note is that Samsung has involved football player Zlatan Ibrahimović in this campaign. He’s presently playing for Los Angeles-based soccer team LA Galaxy. The team isn’t owned by Samsung, despite the moniker, but the coincidental names make this partnership seem fitting. The Swedish professional footballer had this video to share on his Instagram page:

Readers who may want to participate in the contest can visit the official SpaceSelfie page and fill out a form. Do check the terms and conditions as there are quite a few and can differ from country to country. The sign-up period will run until October 31, giving fans a couple of weeks to capture the perfect selfie for the occasion.

Samsung will announce the winners on November 1. Until then, why not customize your phone with some space-themed Galaxy Note 10 wallpapers that embrace the ‘punch-hole’ design? In any case, good luck if you decide to participate in SpaceSelfie, and feel free to share your thoughts on the contest in the comment section below.

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