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On November 3rd, 2020, lost smartphone manufacturing veteran company Micromax launched its new IN Series. This launch marks the comeback of the company after a long time. Micromax IN Series lines up with two smartphones; Micromax IN 1b as well as Micromax IN Note 1.
These smartphones are targeted towards budget segments which is the favorite segment of Indian consumers with the likes of the Xiaomi brand. The company has done a lot of research and homework before launching the devices. They know they will face fierce competition in this segment but if they succeed, this will start their redemption in the smartphone market in India. Looking at the specifications at this price, it’s somewhat impressive. Let’s dive deep into both of these Micromax In smartphones and see what it is capable of.
The Micromax IN Note 1 is also advertised by the phrase “X-Factor Of India”. The X pattern on the rear side of the phone may have inspired this phrase. IN Note 1 flaunts a 6.67-inch FHD+ IPSD LCD display that has a punch-hole design. It’s an edge to edge display so the viewing experience is immersive.
The punch-hole is placed in the middle of the display which reminds of the Samsung Galaxy A51. The power button and volume rockers are placed at the right edge whilst the Google Assistant button at the left. 3.5mm headphone jack, Speaker Grill, and USB Type-C connector are placed at the bottom edge. On the rear side, it features an Oleophobic coating to avoid fingerprint dents. The finish is matte like and is also pretty eye-pleasing.
Coming to the camera department, it boasts a Quad rear camera. 48MP Main Sensor, 5MP Wide-angle Sensor, 2MP Macro Sensor, and 2MP Depth Sensor are used in the setup. 16MP Sensor is confined inside the punch-hole for shooting selfies. Both setups are able to shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
The IN Note 1 runs on Android Q and offers a stock Android experience. On the hardware side, you have a Mediatek G85 chipset with 2.0 GHz Octa-core HyperEngine Game Technology, and ARM Mali-G52 GPU. The chipset and CPU are optimized for gaming.
5000mAh battery is packed inside the device with support to 18W Fast Charging as well as Reverse charging. This giant battery can go up to 11 hours of movie, 12 hours of Web browsing, as well as 100 hours of music. You can charge the battery via a USB Type-C connector. For security, you have Face Unlock and Fingerprint sensing mount placed at the back.
The IN Note 1 is priced at INR. 12,499 for 4GB+128GB and INR. 10,999 for 4GB+64GB variant. The sales are set to start from 24th November 2020 on Flipkart and Micromax Official Site. If you want to place a pre-order then you can do it there right now.
The Micromax IN Note 1 Price in Nepal is expected to be around Rs. 25,000 for 4GB+128GB and Rs. 20,000 for 4GB+64GB. It comes in two color options; Green as well as White.
During old times, Micromax smartphones were quite popular in Nepal, So let’s hope this phone launches in Nepal as well.
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The Micromax IN 1b is like a Lite version of IN Note 1. It comes cheaper but with some specification compromises. Tear-drop styled display, as well as dual rear camera setup, are the visually noticeably downgrades.
This device comes with a 6.52-inch HD+ IPS LCD display. It has the same Oleophobic Coating to avoid fingerprint dents. However, there’s no finish that would emit the X pattern. Instead, the finish is matte which looks beautiful. All the button and ports placement is as same as the IN Note 1.
There’s a dual rear camera at the back. This setup uses a 13MP Main Sensor and 2MP Depth Field Sensor. Moreover, it has an 8MP front camera inside the Tear-drop. This front camera is able to shoot videos in 1080p at 30fps.
A downgrade in hardware doesn’t mean low performance. The device comes with a crazy fast 2.3GHz Octa-core CPU with HyperEngine 1.0 Gaming Technology. Meditek G35 processor is also built with 12nm technology that means Power-efficient performance. IMG PowerVR 8320 GPU handles gaming and graphics. Adding more to this is the 2GB or 4GB RAM that ensures smooth performance.
The software experience is the same as the IN Note 1. It runs on Android Q with stock Android experience. For storage, you can choose between 32GB and 64GB with the option to expand via microSD card.
The battery is also of the same size. 5000mAh with 10W Charging as well as Reverse Charging is packed inside the device. Face Unlock as well as Fingerprint mount are also there along with USB Type-C connector.
The IN 1b is priced at INR. 6,999 for 2GB+32GB, and INR. 7,999 for 4GB+64GB variant. It will go on sale on the same day as IN Note 1. If you want to pre-order this phone then you can visit Micromax Official Site or Flipkart to do so.
Micromax IN 1b Price in Nepal is expected to be Rs. 12,000 for 2GB+32GB and Rs. 15,000 for 4GB+32GB variant. It comes in three color finishes; Blue, Purple as well as Green.
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Micromax IN Series will be going head to head with great budget phones like Xiaomi Redmi 9C, Redmi 9A, and more. You can check more on our list of “Best Phones Under Rs. 15,000 In Nepal” to find more.
The specifications and design that Micromax is bringing with its IN budget series are magnificent. Gaming optimized chipset and CPU, 4GB RAM as well as 5000mAh giant battery is just excellent. I don’t see failure in this In series of Micromax. It’s a great value phone and might be one of the phones yet in this price segment. Hope it launches in Nepal after its campaign in India hits successfully. What a product to bring whilst doing a comeback by Micromax; an applaudable work indeed.