Micromax launched its Micromax IN 2b smartphone under its sub-brand ‘in’ today, and this is the successor to the IN 1b which was launched last year. This has a similar 6.52-inch screen and a 5000mAh battery, but these come with octa-core UNISOC T610 SoC. Here is the unboxing and first impressions of this budget phone.
- Micromax IN 2b (4GB+64GB) in Blue color
- 10W charging adapter
- USB Type-C cable
- SIM ejector tool
- Clear protective case
- Screen protector
- Quick Start Guide and Warranty Information
Starting with the display, the IN 1b flaunts a 6.52-inch 20:9 HD+ drop-notch display with a 5MP camera inside the notch. 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 11 with July Android security patch and doesn’t have any bloatware other than Google apps.
Powered by Octa-Core UniSoC T610 processor, it comes in 4GB / 6GB RAM with 64GB storage. There is no 2GB RAM Android Go Edition version that was present in the IN 1b. The company doesn’t miss out on the ambient light sensor and proximity sensor, but it doesn’t have a gyroscope or magnetic sensor.
As for the button placement, the power and volume rockers button are present on the right side. On the left side, there is a dedicated dual SIM + microSD slot. The 3.5mm jack, primary microphone and USB Type-C port are present at the bottom. There is nothing on the top, and speaker is present on the back. 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.
As for the optics, the IN 2b features a dual camera setup on the back which is a combination of a 13MP primary camera with Samsung sensor, f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture with LED flash, same as the IN 1a. It has auto HDR, Beauty mode, Live picture mode and more. For the price, the camera quality is decent. Both the rear and front cameras support 1080p 30fps recording, but the video quality is average. Check out some camera samples below.
The Micromax IN 2b has a plastic back with a lot of tiny patterns that offers a good grip and doesn’t attract fingerprints, but this looks similar to Redmi and realme phones. 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 good. The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is quick to unlock the phone.
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, same as the predecessor.
The phone will be available starting from on Flipkart, starting at Rs. 7999 from August 6th.