Micromax Makes A Comeback in the Smartphone Industry with “in” Series

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India is slowly capitalizing on the sentiment of the “Made In India” slogan with the production of smartphones as well. With some companies like Lava and Micromax, they are giving real competition to Chinese smartphone companies. In spite of being inferior to them in some areas, these companies are inspiring users to boycott Chinese products. With the launch of Micromax IN Note 1 and Micromax IN 1b, the company has made it clear that they can produce equally capable devices, without much toil in your pocket. So, let’s take a look at what they offer to truly pose a threat to Chinese smartphone brands with their full specifications and price in Nepal.

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Micromax In Note 1 Overview

Micromax In Note 1

Design & Display

The design of the phone is fresh and trendy, with X pattern on the back. The back almost looks similar to Honor 9X though. On the front, you will get a punch-hole notch, housing the front camera. The phone comes in two color options, Green and White. Green variant looks cool though.

Talking about the display, it has regular 60Hz 6.67 inches FHD+ display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. There is oleophobic coating on the front to keep away fingerprint smudges as well. Considering the company’s previous phones, it’s a huge upgrade in terms of display for sure. It has 450nits of peak brightness as well.

Performance

On the performance side, we get MediaTek Helio G85 gaming processor. If we talk about the competition, Redmi Note 9 offers the same CPU. It is Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) processor, built on 12nm fabrication process. So you can expect medium gaming experience, if not hardcore gaming from the device.

The phone comes with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options. You can expand the storage via microSD card as well.

Camera

On the camera side, we get familiar camera housing as some of Samsung’s mid-range phones. On the rectangular camera module, we get quad camera setup with 48MP, f/1.8 primary lens, 5 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide sensor, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. This camera setup looks interesting on paper. But, it will require full testing to give a verdict on camera quality. For selfie, you will get 16 MP, f/2.0 single camera on front.

Software and Other Features

Micromax IN Note 1 comes with stock Android 10 experience. The company has promised to give 2 years of major software upgrades. Neither you will get any bloatware on the skin, nor there are annoying ads like some Chinese manufacturers out there. It’s good to see small companies emphasizing on software, along with hardware to keep the phone going for the long run.

The battery on the phone is massive 5000mAh battery with 18W type-C fast charging support as well. There is a physical fingerprint scanner at the back for security. However, there is no mention of any water-resistant coating on the device to protect against water splashes and dust.

Micromax IN Note 1 Specifications

SpecsMicromax IN Note 1
Dimensions & Weight165.24 x 76.95 x 8.99
196g
Display6.67 inches
1080 x 2400 pixels
395 PPI density
Oleophobic coating
SoCMediaTek Helio G85
ChipsetOcta-core
(2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
12nm
Mali-G52 MC2
RAM4GB/6GB LPDDR4X
Storage64GB/128GB
Battery & Charging5000mAH
18W fast charging
USB Type-C
Rear CameraQuad Camera
48 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, ultrawide
2 MP, f/2.4, macro
2 MP, f/2.4, depth
Front Camera16MP, f/2.0
Operating SystemAndroid 10
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Gyro
Proximity
Compass
Other FeaturesWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
3.5mm headphone jack

Micromax IN Note 1 Price In Nepal

The price of Micromax IN Note 1 starts at INR. 10,999 for 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant and INR. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM/128GB storage variant. We can expect the price of Micromax IN Note 1 to be around NPR. 20,000 for 4GB/64GB and NPR. 22,000 for 6GB/128GB.

Model NameVariantPrice In Nepal(Expected)
Micromax IN Note 14GB+64GBNPR. 23,000
Micromax IN Note 16GB+64GBNPR. 23,000

Micromax IN 1b

Micromax In 1b

Micromax IN 1b is a budget oriented device, featuring competitive specs for a device of the price range. The device seems pretty trendy with bright color options. You will get three color options, Green, Blue and Purple.

The device comes with large 6.52″ HD+ display panel (720 x 1600 pixels). It is a regular 60Hz panel with 20:9 aspect ratio. Again, for the price, it is acceptable.

For the performance, we get a budget oriented MediaTek Helio G35 SoC. This is an octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, built at efficient 12nm process. You can expect low end gaming from the device, which seems good for day to day life as well. As for RAM/ROM configurations, 2GB/4GB combo with 32GB/64GB ROM configurations

As for battery, we get same 5000mAh battery as Note 1. The inclusion of USB Type-C port for the price is very impressive from the company. However, we get 10W charging on the phone, which is quite slow. Considering price point, we get a physical fingerprint scanner at the back, which companies usually skip for the price. We get android 10 out of the box as well.

Micromax IN 1B Specifications

SpecsMicromax IN 1B
Dimensions & Weight164.50 x 75.80 x 8.90 mm
188g
Display6.52 inches
720 x 1600 pixels
269 PPI density
Oleophobic coating
SoCMediaTek Helio G35
ChipsetOcta-core
(4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
12nm
PowerVR GE8320
RAM2GB/4GB LPDDR4X
Storage32GB/64GB
Battery & Charging5000mAH
10W fast charging
USB Type-C
Rear Camera13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth
Front Camera8MP
Operating SystemAndroid 10
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Other FeaturesWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
3.5mm headphone jack

Micromax IN 1B Price In Nepal

The price of Micromax IN 1B starts at INR. 6,999 for 2GB RAM/32GB storage variant and INR. 7,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. We can expect the price of Micromax IN Note 1 to be around NPR. 13,000 for 2GB/32GB and NPR. 15,000 for 4GB/64GB storage variant.

Model NameVariantPrice In Nepal(Expected)
Micromax IN 1B2GB+32GBNPR. 13,000
Micromax IN 1B4GB+64GBNPR. 15,000

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