Samsung Galaxy S22 phones Tech troubles at Metaverse event

Samsung has its new range of Galaxy S22 premium smartphones at its virtual Samsung 837X space in the Decentraland metaverse.

Samsung Galaxy S22 phones Tech troubles at Metaverse event

The South Korean electronics company's willingness to embrace burgeoning technology and focus on sustainability.

Over 100,000 users explore the "Samsung Unpacked 2022:" The Epic Standard of Smartphone Experiences" event in the first 11 hours since it launched on Feb 9 at 1:37 PM UTC, which is one of the Decentraland’s most experienced destinations to date.

The South Korean multinational electronics company showcased the new Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra model on a screen in the Samsung 837X space's "Connectivity Theatre." Metaverse-averse fans could also watch via stream on Samsung's YouTube channel and other different social platforms. 

Users were able to preorder the new products by clicking on an icon that sent the user to Samsung's website. However, Technical issues affect the feature, with many users conversation on Samsung's Twitter to complain. 

Users are saying "I can't place my order in the cart" one user to another user replied the same thing had happened to them. also added it seems as though "scalpers and robots are trying to steal the show."

At that time others complained that they were unable to collect the NFT badge rewards for completing this event's "Turning Red Hearts Green" treasure hunt game. on Feb 14, The "quest" is set to run for five days, 

While entering the Samsung 837X space, a hologram asks users to find and collect five discarded cardboard boxes to receive a gift. The gift turns out to plant in Samsung's virtual forest, to highlight the company's focus on sustainability. 

in exchange for planting the seed, users are supposed to receive a heart badge. it means to receive the real gift, they need to return on Valentine's day (it shows their love for the forest) to swap the badge for an "exclusive new wearable."

It seems as though users were generally pleased with Samsung's focus on the climate and willingness to embrace burgeoning technology. One of the users in attendance at the event said that they enjoyed the "sustainability aspect" of the event. 

“Many people say the Metaverse disconnects us from the natural world but this challenge proves just the opposite.”

On the other phase, few mainstream media outlets that reported on the launch didn't seem too impressed. Cnet didn't hold back, writing that it was an "example of what not to do when using the Metaverse to host a product launch"

“This could have been a lot of fun, but instead felt rushed and incomplete. It was a halfhearted attempt in a long line of cultural zeitgeist moments from Samsung.”

The Samsung 837X space on Decentraland first opened its doors on Jan 6 as a virtual replica of its real-world storefront at 837 Washington Street in New York City. 

Also, Samsung declared the same month that it would be partnering with blockchain technology company Veritree to plant 2 million mangrove trees in Madagascar within the next three months.

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