After officially returning to the India market with the In 1b and the In note 1, Micromax is wasting no time and flushing-out its budget/mid-ranger lineup even further. We already know that the next addition to the family will be a vanilla Micromax In 1 and we even have an official launch date set for March 19.
Micromax IN Note 1 & Micromax IN 1B
Thanks to one of our colleagues over at XDA, we now know the key specs of the phone, as well. Of course, these are not official nor confirmed in any formal way, but we have very little reason to doubt them, since they do fall in line nicely with the ongoing expectation that the Micromax In 1 is intended to slot nicely between the In 1b and In note 1.
Starting with the display, which seems to identically sized to the one on the In note 1 at 6.67-inches, with FullHD+ resolution and also sporting a punch hole selfie camera design. The pair are likely using the same panel, which means that we can easily expect a lot of other external similarities as well, if not even a mostly borrowed shell, for cost-efficiency purposes.
Further backing that theory up, are the other similarities in components, like the 5,000 mAh battery, charging at 18W and rear fingerprint scanner. As far as notable downgrades from the In note 1 to the In 1 go, the MediaTek G85 chipset is swapped for a MediaTek G80 one. Also, the Micromax In 1 apparently won’t have an ultrawide camera, but will still retain the main 48MP snapper from the In note 1, as well as the 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. Seeing how the ultrawide on the In note 1 is a 5MP unit, it’s not that bit of a loss in our mind.
No word on pricing yet, but knowing that the In note 1 costs about €130 and the notably lower-specced In 1b goes for about €80, something in the €100 ballpark seems like a good bet.