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Micromax to launch budget phone with ‘premium features’ in India soon

On: June 18, 2020

There was a time when Micromax  was the leading smartphone maker in India. In fact, in 2014, Micromax even managed to become the number one mobile phone brand in the country, besting brands like Samsung and Motorola. The company’s claim to fame was its affordable Micromax Canvas series of smartphones, which came with sub-Rs 15,000 price tags.

Also read: Micromax iOne Note listed on official website, key specs confirmed

Micromax has taken a backseat over the last couple of years, but is now working on making a comeback in the Indian smartphone market. With the anti-China sentiment only growing in India, we expect more local brands to launch devices soon.

Micromax announces return to the Indian smartphone market

In response to a tweet by a user, Micromax revealed that a budget smartphone is in works. The user asked Micromax if the brand was planning to launch a good mid-range phone. The brand responded by confirming its working on an affordable smartphone with premium features and a modern design. However, Micromax didn’t reveal any further details, including the launch date.

Micromax iOne Note specifications and features

To recap, the last smartphone from the brand was the Micromax iOne Note that was listed on the official website in October 2019. The smartphone features a 6-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1,560 pixels and a waterdrop notch. Ticking at the core is an unknown processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, with support for up to 64GB microSD cards. The phone runs on Android 9 Pie, is powered by a 3,950mAh battery and has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The iOne Note has a 13-megapixel primary camera along with a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the rear. In the front, the phone packs a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

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