Long ago, before the Xiaomi phenomenon that stole the heart of many Indian customers, Micromax reigned as one of the most important smartphone markets in India. After many attempts to keep its relevance, like making MediaTek chipset exclusive to its smartphones, the company lost space in India and fall into limbo. Well, 2020 was a complicated year marked by many difficulties, but it also brought some smartphone brands back to the market such as Gionee, and more recently, Micromax. The company returned to the Indian market recently with its Micromax IN series smartphone. The company is taking a ride in the growing anti-China sentiment to push forward its new made for India smartphone series. After unveiling two smartphones, Micromax is preparing the terrain for a new handset.
Another IN series smartphones passed by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification. The device is listed with model number E6546 and has been authorized in September this year. We assume that this will be another of Micromax budget-oriented smartphones. So far, the recently released handsets are receiving a good response from the buyers. The Micromax IN 1b and Note 1 has been sold out on the online stores. The company is targeting the budget segment and despite the insane competition, there still room for them.
MICROMAX IN NOTE 1 specs
The Micromax IN Note 1 is the more capable device of the duo. Under the hood, we have the MediaTek Helio G85 Octa-Core chipset. This particular chip carries the gaming pedigree of the G-series. It is a less powerful Helio G90 but can run most Play Store games without any hassle. However, in some cases, you will need to reduce the graphics. The processing power is aided by 4GB of RAM available with 64GB or 128GB of Internal Storage. The phone flaunts a huge 6.67-inch LCD with FHD+ resolution and a punch-hole in the center serving as a house for the 16MP front-facing snapper.
The phone ships with a Quad-Camera setup comprising a 48MP primary, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth lens. The rear side also serves as a house for the fingerprint scanner. The company ships the handset with stock Android 10. The package is complete with a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, FM Radio, and Dual 4G VoLTE. The phone brings a triple-tray that can house two SIMs and a microSD card.
MICROMAX IN 1B
The Micromax IN 1B comes as a budget offering for the IN series. Under the hood, it carries the Helio G35 SoC, which is labeled as a gaming SoC, but we all know that it’s far from that. It still delivers solid performance for basic applications and soft usage. The phone flaunts a 6.52-inch LCD with HD+ resolution. Instead of a punch-hole, we have the good old waterdrop notch housing an 8MP selfie snapper. Moving around to the back we have a basic Dual-Camera combo with a 13MP main and 2MP depth sensor. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back.
The phone also brings Android 10 and a dedicated button for Google Assistant. We also have a triple tray for two SIM cards + microSD, 3.5mm headphone jack, BT 5.0, and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac. The phone even has the same 5,000mAh battery, however, the charging capabilities are capped at 10W. Fortunately, it still brings a USB-C port. Xiaomi can learn a thing or two with Micromax, after all, its Redmi 9A and 9C both come with an old micro USB port, and the former does not have a fingerprint scanner.