Tech NewsWrap: Instagram will focus more on Reels in 2022… and more

Instagram will focus more on Reels in 2022

Meta-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is aiming to focus more on video content in 2022 and will focus more on Reels. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said that the platform will introduce more monetisation tools for creators to help them make a living. He also said that Instagram will focus on messaging and transparency in the upcoming year. Further, the app will double down on its work on controls. Earlier this month, Instagram had announced it will add parental controls in March.

Tecno Spark 8 Pro launched

Tecno has launched another all-rounder smartphone under its most popular ‘Spark series’ portfolio, the all-new Spark 8 Pro. It is loaded with segment disruptive features such as a 33W super-fast charger, 48MP triple rear camera, Helio G85 Processor, a huge 6.8 FHD+ Dot-in-Display, and a massive 5,000mAh battery. Spark 8 Pro is designed to up the entertainment quotient for India’s Gen-z consumers who have a fast paced lifestyle & media consumption habits, by providing a seamless smartphone experience.

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Vivo V23, V23 Pro price in India tipped

Vivo V23 series (Vivo V23 5G and Vivo V23 Pro 5G) launch date in India is set for January 5, 2022. The company is yet to reveal the smartphones, but their specifications, pricing details, and colour options have been tipped online. A tipster shared an update on the pricing of the Vivo V23 and V23 Pro. While Vivo V23 5G is said to feature a MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC and cost around Rs 29,000, the Vivo V23 Pro 5G handset is said to be priced around Rs 40,000 in the country.

Apple announces limited edition Beats Studio Buds

Apple announced a limited edition of Beats Studio Buds wireless earphones to celebrate the Lunar New Year, which is part of the Lunar calendar adopted by Asian countries like China. The special-edition Studio Buds feature a gold and red design. Beats Studio Buds are already available in red, but the special Lunar New Year edition comes with gold stripes representing tiger print accents, as 2022 will be the ‘Year of the Tiger’. According to the Cupertino-based company, the Apple Beats Studio Buds will be available in stores starting January 1, 2022.

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