Micromax re-entered the Indian smartphone market with the launch of IN note 1 and IN 1b smartphones last week. Now, the company has confirmed that both the devices will go on pre-order tomorrow. On November 10th, the smartphones will be available for pre-order at 12pm.
Both phones will go on pre-order via Flipkart. They also feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Micromax is focusing on competitive price, aesthetics with these new models. It is also banking on consumer sentiment to sell these devices in the country.
Micromax IN note 1 specifications and price
The Micromax IN note 1 comes with 4GB RAM but there are two different internal storage options. The 64GB storage model is priced at Rs 10,999. You can double the storage to 128GB for Rs 12,499. Powered by MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, the IN note 1 features a 6.7-inch display with a punch-hole cutout at the front.
The display supports Full HD+ resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels with 440 nits brightness. The punch-hole cutout houses a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, screen flash, beauty and portrait mode. There are four cameras on the back with a 48-megapixel main camera. It is supported by a 5MP wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel depth and a 2-megapixel macro lens.
With the IN note 1, Micromax is challenging the likes of Realme Narzo and Redmi Note 9 Pro series. The smartphone is backed by a large 5,000mAh battery with USB Type-C port for charging and 18W charger included in the box. For connectivity, Micromax IN note 1 supports WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth, USB OTG, VoLTE and VoWiFi. Available in Green and White colours, the smartphone also includes a proximity sensor, light sensor, magnetic compass, A-GPS and accelerometer.
Micromax IN 1b specifications and price
The IN 1b is the most affordable of the two devices launched by Micromax in India. The smartphone is Micromax’s attempt to challenge the status quo of Xiaomi, Realme and Samsung in the country. The smartphone aims to find a balance between hardware and design in the entry-level price segment.
The Micromax IN 1b comes in three colours – Blue, Purple and Green. It has a dual-tone finish on the back with the camera array being finished in a matte color with IN branding at the bottom. There is a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels. It uses a mini-drop notch design with 8-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera.
On the back, there is a dual rear camera setup. The main camera uses a 13-megapixel sensor while the secondary 2-megapixel lens captures depth. Micromax claims the main camera also supports Night Mode. Under the hood, you will find a MediaTek Helio G35 chipset.
Micromax is making an interesting choice with the storage option of this device. The base model comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and is priced at Rs 6,999. The step up model offers 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and is priced at Rs 7,999. With a price difference of just Rs 1,000, Micromax is clearly focusing on the 4GB RAM variant here.