Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma has confirmed that there’ll soon be a 5G phone within the company’s phone line. During a video session together with his fans, Sharma said the engineers performing at Micromax’s Bengaluru research and development center are toiling to develop a 5G phone. Although the specifics of this 5G phone aren’t clear immediately. Sharma also announced that the new IN Note 1 smartphone, which was launched last year, will receive the Android 11 software sometime in April, giving the users a reason to rejoice and laud Micromax for this.
The Micromax IN Note 1 will also receive an Android 11 update in April
The video session was 11 minutes long where Sharma talked about what the corporate will do going forward. Sharma gave a rough roadmap for when the primary crop of 5G phones by Micromax will begin to emerge. That’s said to happen soon but there’s no launch date thus far. Even the small print of this phone aren’t out. But considering this device is going to be fitted to low- or mid-end customers, we will expect either Dimensity 700 or 800 series, or Snapdragon 480 processor, although the previous seems more likely.
The 5G phone from Micromax will go against Realme X7 Pro and Mi 10i unless there are new phones at lower prices by then. And if that holds any water, this might be an equivalent phone that Micromax talked about last year in December. Back then, Sharma said the corporate was performing on a phone with a high refresh rate display and liquid cooling technology to permit the phone to handle heavy and resource-intensive tasks. That phone has not emerged yet.
Micromax is also working on TWS earbuds and other accessories
Sharma also said Micromax will roll out Android 11 software to IN Note 1 in April. Early access to the present version is going to be available with a correct registration process. The cheaper IN 1b, however, won’t receive Android 11 software. Instead, this phone will get a software update that will bring the camera and audio improvements to the smartphone, the power to record slow-motion videos, the January 2021 Android security patch, and other enhancements. Additionally, Micromax is getting to release the ASCII text file and bootloader of the IN Note 1 and IN 1b smartphones soon. These are going to be accessible through the company’s forums, the co-founder said within the video.
Micromax won’t release a custom UI for the software, the co-founder said. “IN [brand] will always offer you an experience, which is with no layers, no ads, and no bloatware — completely snappy experience,” Sharma said. “We don’t sell you ads, we do not sell your data.” Notably, the launch of the IN band came against the backdrop of the anti-China wave in India, which allowed Micromax to push its phones within the market rife with phones from brands like Redmi, Realme, Oppo, and Vivo.