Top tech news this week: BGMI comeback, WhatsApp Companion Mode, Realme 11 Pro India launch date and more

  • This week in tech saw the comeback of BGMI in India, a new WhatsApp feature for iPhones, and more.
  • We also got tips and confirmation on the launch of new OPPO and Realme smartphones.
  • This week also saw the launch of new foldable phones from Motorola.

This week marked the end of a very busy month for tech with smartphone launches, important updates to apps and more. As we enter a new month which is already anticipated to be a big one with Apple’s WWDC, new smartphones and more. But before that let’s take a look at what made news in tech this week. 

BGMI comeback

After months of waiting BGMI is finally back in India. Following a ban last year due to security reasons, Krafton received an official nod from the government to re-launch BGMI in India. The game is back with a new map called ‘Nusa’ which is a tropical map with overflowing supplies, elevators, huts on fire, tactical crossbows and ziplines. There are also new weapons, vehicles, and in-game events in BGMI. As part of the comeback Krafton is also offering free permanent skins to players. 

OPPO Reno 10 series India launch tip

The OPPO Reno 10 series debuted in China last month, and it’s expected to launch in India during the third week of June. The possible pricing of the Reno 10 series has also been tipped, and it could fall between Rs 31,000 and Rs 33,000 for the base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Reno 10 Pro with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage is said to cost between Rs 35,000 and Rs 39,000 in India, while the Reno 10 Pro+ will possibly retail between Rs 41,000 and Rs 43,000.

WhatsApp Companion Mode for iOS

WhatsApp rolled out ‘Companion Mode’ for iOS which lets you use the same WhatsApp account on multiple devices at the same time. The new feature will let you register the same WhatsApp phone on another device when you’re setting it up for the first time. All your chats and data will be available on the other device too. 

Realme 11 Pro, Realme 11 Pro+ India launch date

The Realme 11 Pro is one of the most anticipated smartphones in India right now. After teasing for a while, Realme finally revealed the Realme 11 Pro and Realme 11 Pro+ smartphones will launch in India on June 8th at 12 noon. The two smartphones come with features such as an AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM and 67W fast charging support. 

Moto Razr 40 Ultra, Razr 40 launched

Motorola also launched its latest lineup of foldable smartphones — the Moto Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra. The two foldables have been made official in China and North America, and are expected to launch in more markets soon. The Moto Razr 40 Ultra has possibly the largest external display on a foldable phone which is a 3.6-inch screen. Both foldables come with AMOLED displays, 33W TurboPower fast charging support, 5G, and Dolby Atmos.