Tech News Wrap: Battlegrounds Mobile India hit 100 million user registrations in India.. and more

WhatsApp will go full stealth mode by hiding your online status

This year has been super busy and super important for the instant messaging app WhatsApp. The meta-owned platform is trying hard to bridge the gap between its closest competitor, Telegram by introducing many significant updates. Like, you can now share larger files in WhatsApp, you have communities, and you can add 512 participants to your group calls. Along with the chat upgrades, we have also seen some amazing updates on the privacy front as well. Last month, WhatsApp announced new features using which the users may hide their profile picture and status from specific contacts. Now, adding some more privacy on its platform, WhatsApp is working to allow users to hide their online status.

WhatsApp will go full stealth mode by hiding your online status

The feature is spotted by the WABetaInfo and it’s still in testing for now. As per the screenshot shared by the account, the feature will allow users to change their settings in two different options. You can set it to follow your Last Seen setting, which effectively limits it to contacts, select contacts, or let no one see it at all. The original option is where your online status is always visible to all. Those who already keep their last seen status a secret will find hiding their online status to be an appealing choice, and it will finally allow them to use the site in complete stealth mode without worrying about prying relatives.

Realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition launch date revealed

Realme has been teasing its latest Edition to the GT2 series- the Realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition in China. Now, the brand has revealed the launch date of its latest smartphone. The flagship will hit the home grounds on the coming July 12, 2022. The mentioned flagship smartphone features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon  8+ Gen 1 processor. With an exclusive appearance on Geekbench, the smartphone is also confirmed to feature 12GB RAM on board.

Realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition launch date revealed

Some other specs on the smartphone include the 10-bit AMOLED display which will be 6.7-inch in size (diagonally). The display panel will also come packed with a Full HD+ resolution paired with a 120Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, the device will also have a centred punch hole notch, similar to what we have seen on the Realme GT Neo 3. Under the hood, the device will sport an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, coupled with the Android 12, as per the Geekbench listing. On the camera front, the device will have a triple camera setup at the back.

Also Read: Realme to soon launch GT 2 Master Explorer Edition, Specifications revealed 

Battlegrounds Mobile India hit 100 million user registrations in India

The popular Battle Royale game from Krafton, Players Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG) has crossed 100 million user registrations on its Indian version. The South Korean tech giants recently rolled out the Indian version of the game known as the Battle Grounds Mobile India (BGMI) after the Korean version got banned in India. The game is said to be the most popular Battle Royale Game in India. It has also completed one year since its debut on September 2, 2020.

Battlegrounds Mobile India hit 100 million user registrations in India In a blog post, the company said that “it has invested nearly 100 million USD to improve India’s local video game, Esports, and entertainment startups to build a healthy gaming start-up ecosystem”. Krafton also added that the company has been focused on growing the Esports ecosystem in the country with India-centric events and content. Revealing the future plans, the game giants also said, “We have plans to organise more events, tournaments with larger prize pools and “more opportunities for aspiring gamers to gain exposure and make their mark on the industry”. The company highlighted that the recently concluded BMPS (BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE PRO SERIES) SEASON 1 with a prize pool of INR 2 Crore was the largest in Indian Esports history. As part of its long-term vision to grow the Esports scene in India, the company has confirmed that it has plans to launch even larger tournaments for BGMI this year.

Tecno Spark 8P tipped to launch in India soon

Tecno has recently added POVA 3 to its high-performance-driven POVA series and now it’s gearing up for another hit launch. The brand is working to expand its Spark series portfolio with the latest Tecno Spark 8P. The launch has been confirmed via Twitter post. The upcoming Spark 8P is expected to feature a 6.6-inch display paired with Full-HD+ resolution. It will also feature a 90Hz refresh rate with a 5000mAh battery paired with 18W fast charging as well. The front panel will also sport a waterdrop notch to house the selfie camera. Additionally, the teaser also reveals that the device will flaunt a plastic back with a refreshed dual-patterned design paired with a glossy camera island on the top. Also Read: Tecno Spark 8P India launch confirmed, coming with a triple camera configuration

Tecno Spark 8P: Specifications (tipped)

Coming to the optics, the device is confirmed to feature a triple camera configuration at the back with a 50MP main lens. The specs for the other two are still unknown yet, we can speculate that these could be two 2MP sensors of depth and macro each. The phone could house an 8MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls. Tecno’s recent POVA 3 features a massive 7000mAh battery paired with a big 6.9-inch FHD+ display. The smartphone is also a great budget option in the mid-range. Similarly, the upcoming Tecno Spark 8P is expected to come under the budget range where it can actually fit every Indian pocket. Here’s all that we know about this upcoming latest mobile.

 

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