When it comes to an entry-level smartphone in India, the Chinese smartphone maker was ahead of all competitors. After the anti-china sentiment ranted up in India, the South Korean giant Samsung retains its top position by topping Xiaomi. Now the Indian smartphone maker Micromax made its return in the country. The company has unveiled an entry-level smartphone that directly competes against the Redmi 9 and Realme C15. It was the Micromax IN 1b launched alongside the IN Note 1 today. Let’s find out what it has inside and compare with the Realme C15.
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Micromax IN 1b Features
At the upfront, the device is built around an HD+ resolution LCD IPS display of size 6.5″ inch with a waterdrop notch on top. Underneath the notch, there is an 8MP selfie camera sensor. Around the back, there it has a rectangular-shaped camera module with an LED flashlight built into it. Further, the fingerprint scanner and the Micromax IN logo can be found as well. The camera module includes a dual-camera setup of a 13MP primary camera accompanied by a 2MP depth camera sensor.
Under the hood, there it has an octa-core system from MediaTek Helio G35. It has been configured as 8X Cortex-A53 cores running at 2.3GHz and fabricated in the 12nm process. Further, it bundled with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU that running at 680MHz. The system on the phone runs on stock Android 10 OS out of the box that offers 2 years of software updates. While it has been fueled by a 5000mAh battery with normal 10W charging speed.
For the connectivity, it has a dual SIM (nano+nano dual standby) supported 4G LTE and Wi-Fi 5. Whereas, the rest include a USB Type-C 2.0 port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, and required sensors including GPS, compass, etc.
Price, Storage option, Availability
The company offered the phone in two storage option, configured as 2GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. While the external storage expansion support is available through a micro Sd card. Apart from the storage options the phone also offered in three colour options to choose from Blue, Purple, and Green. The company introduced the phone for a starting price tag of ₹6,999 for the base variant. Whereas, the 4GB+64GB model is available for ₹7,999 and available for purchase through Flipkart from November 26.
There are two difference can be found in comparison with Realme C15. Realme C15 offers quad-camera setup while the Micromax IN 1b offers dual rear camera setup. In my option, it does not make any difference unless it has premium quality camera sensors. In 1b falls short when it comes to the battery, Realme C15 packs 6000mAh battery. But in comparison with price tag Micromax IN 1b is the clear winner.