Micromax introduced its Micromax IN 1b smartphone under its new sub-brand ‘in’ last month. We already brought you the first impressions of the In Note 1, which is a mid-range smartphone, now let us check out the first impressions of the budget IN 1b smartphone.
- Micromax IN 1b (4GB+64GB) in Purple color
- 10W charging adapter
- USB Type-C to Type-A cable
- SIM ejector tool
- Screen protector
- Quick Start Guide and Warranty Information
Starting with the display, the IN 1b flaunts a 6.52-inch 20:9 HD+ mini drop display. The LCD panel is bright, sharp, has good colour accuracy and the viewing angles are fine as well. It has support for Dark Theme, Ambient Display, and you can also hide the notch from the settings if you prefer. The phone runs stock Android 10 with October Android security patch and doesn’t have any bloatware other than Google apps. The company has promised to offer two years of software updates.
Similar to the IN Note 1, there is ‘DuraSpeed’ option in the settings that helps boost the foreground app by restricting background apps. Powered by MediaTek Helio G35 processor, it comes in 2GB RAM with 32GB storage, which is an Android Go Edition version and is also available in 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version.
There is an 8-megapixel camera, just below the earpiece. The company doesn’t miss out on the ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and gyroscope, even though this is a budget phone.
The Micromax IN 1b has a plastic back with a lot of tiny patterns. This offers a good grip and doesn’t attract fingerprints like the IN Note 1 which has a glossy back. This offers a sold feel and is also not prone to scratches so it is not necessary to use a case. Overall the build quality is better than the IN Note 1. The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is quick to unlock the phone.
As for the button placement, the power and volume rockers button are present on the right side. The 3.5mm jack, primary microphone and USB Type-C port are present at the bottom. On the left side, there is a dedicated Google Assistant key and a dedicated dual SIM + microSD slot. It has support for Dual 4G VoLTE, Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) that you rarely see in the price range, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS. The speaker grill is present in the bottom part of the back.
As for the optics, the IN 1b features a dual camera setup on the back which is a combination of a 13MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture with LED flash. For the price the camera quality is decent. Both the rear and front cameras support 1080p 30fps recording. Check out some camera samples below.
The phone packs a 5000mAh battery with 10W charging via USB Type-C and also has reverse charging that lets you charge other devices with an OTG cable.
The phone will be available starting from November 26th on Flipkart starting at Rs. 6999 for the 2GB RAM with 32GB storage Android 10 Go Edition version and Rs. 7,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version. We will bring you the complete review of the phone soon.