Back in the last year, Micromax introduced a new “India” series of Micromax In smartphones. The devices were launched with Android 10 in tow, and since their release users have been dreaming of an update for Android 11. Well, the time has finally come, even though Android 12 is already knocking on our doors. The device was launched in December last year and is finally getting Android 11, and according to Micromax, this might not be the last major upgrade.
Today, Micromax has announced its Android 11 update is finally rolling for the Micromax In 1b users. The update is rolling out in batches in the Asian country. As per the company, it will be available for all the In 1b smartphones in just a matter of time. Interestingly, Micromax has promised two years of software updates. Of course, we don’t know yet if this actually means two major Android upgrades or two years of overall support which includes security patch updates. Anyway, as Android 11 is rolling out, the device will have one more year of updates, and there is still hope for Android 12, but don’t expect it before 2022.
The new software update brings several new features such as Chat Bubbles, One Time-Permission for locations, and microphone, and more. Moreover, the new update comes with better media control with quick select audio output options for notifications. Furthermore, Android 11 comes with better options for privacy and security as well as some hood improvements in performance. There is a new permission for “while in use” which allows users to test apps and give certain permissions only when they’re using the particular application.
Micromax In 1b specifications
For those who have completely missed the Micromax In 1b launch, the device flaunts a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a tiny waterdrop notch for the front-facing camera. Under the hood, it sports a MediaTek Helio G35 processor which is an Octa-Core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores at up to 2.3 GHz and PowerVR GE8320 GPU with 680 MHz clock speed. The device has variants with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and a higher one with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of Internal Sotrage. There is room for a microSD card, in case you’re needing more storage.
In the camera department, it has a dual-camera setup with a modest 13 MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 2 MP depth module. For selfies and video calls, there is an 8MP front camera. The handset draws powers from a 5,000 mAh battery with 10 W charging.