Micromax is returning with some new smartphones Micromax IN 1b and other IN Note 1. Micromax came back with a vision to replace the Chinese smartphones. Most importantly, the IN series refers to “India” itself. So, let’s dive deeper into the specs, features price and availability of Micromax IN 1B. Also, we’re gonna point out the expected price in Nepal if it launches in future.
Micromax IN 1b Specification
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Back Camera||13 + 2 MP|
|Internal Storage||32/64 GB|
|Price in Nepal||Rs 12,500*|
|Price in India||INR 6,999 (2/32 GB) INR 7,999 (2/32 GB)|
|Other Markets||About 80 EUR|
|Sim Slot||Dual SIM|
|IP Rating & Resistance||-|
|Operating System||Android 10|
|Colors||Blue, Purple, Green|
|Resolution||720 x 1560 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~264 ppi|
|Lens||8 MP, Standard lens|
|Optical Image Stabilization||N0|
|Lens||13 MP, f/1.8, Wide lens, AF 2MP, f/2.4, Depth lens|
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Optical Image Stabilization||No|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G35 Soc|
|Processor||Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Internal Storage||32/64 GB|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, MicroSD|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB Type||Type-C 2.0, USB On the Go|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Charging||10W Fast Charging|
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Micromax IN 1b Overview
Display and Design
The handset packs a 6.52” IPS LCD display with a water drop notch for selfie camera. The display has HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. It has the 20:9 aspect ratio.
Around the back, IN 1b features a rectangular camera module with dual camera setup. The setup is followed by LED flash. There’s a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and on side power button. Also, volume rockers key/ buttons are presented on the same side. Similarly, on the bottom there are headphone jack and Type-C connector. It also gets an old type speaker grill on the rear side rather than bottom.
The IN 1B has a AI dual camera setup on the rear and AI single camera lens on the front. The dual lens setup is highlighted by a 13 MP AI primary lens with an f/1.8 aperture. And the second camera lens is of 2 MP depth sensor. On the front, the mini drop notch hosts an 8 MP selfie camera.
The handset is powered by an entry level MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core SoC backed up by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Storage can be expanded via microSD card as well. Moreover, it features a GPU IMG PowerVR 8320. Thus, gives smooth daily use experience and slight gaming too. Also, it is available in 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage variant.
Battery and miscellaneous
As for the juice, the handset packs 5,000 mAh battery and which supports 10W fast charge. And capable of reverse charging. Further, the phone boosts Android 10. Other features are; 3.5 mm headphone jack port, Type-C charging port, loud speakers, etc.
Micromax IN 1B Price and Availability
The IN 1B is available in three different colors – Green, Purple and Blue. This device will be on sale from November 26th. The price of Micromax IN 1B is INR 7,999 for the 4/64 GB variant. Whereas, 2/32 GB costs INR 6,999.
In context to Nepal, we can expect Micromax IN 1B to launch at Rs 18,000 for the top tier variant.
|Smartphone Model||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Micromax IN 1B||~Rs. 12,999 *|
The new Micromax phones will take on the Redmi 9 series which dominate the budget segment. The handset is a clear competitor to the Redmi 9c phone, if one were to keep in mind that both phones are running the same processor, which is the MediaTek Helio G35. The Redmi 9c has a 2GB RAM + 32GB and 3GB RAM+ 64GB storage options, a 13MP+2MP+2MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It has a 6.53-inch HD+ display and 5000 mAh battery. The phone starts at Rs 12,999 for the 32GB option, while the 64GB version costs Rs 14,999.
In comparison, the Micromax IN 1b phone has a 2GB+32GB option and 4GB RAM+64GB version, 6.52-inches display, 13MP+2MP camera and an 8MP front camera. This one also has a 5000 mAh battery, but Micromax is offering a Type-C USB port, which is not there on the Redmi 9c. Apart from that, users will be served with clean stock Android with no bloatware where Redmi 9c serves ads.
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