The Micromax In Note 1, the Indian OEM’s comeback smartphone introduced last year, has been given a new price cut ahead of the upcoming festive period sale on Flipkart. The price cut is of Rs 1,500, bringing the price of the smartphone down to its lowest point since launch. Interestingly, the Micromax In Note 1 saw a price hike shortly after being launched as market forces such as the chipset crunch may have contributed to increasing prices. However, ahead of the upcoming Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale, the In Note 1 will be priced at Rs 9,499.
This pricing will go live on October 3, and users can avail this discounted price going forward. However, at the moment, it is not clear if the In Note 1 will continue to sell at this price even after the festival period, and if this price is a special one-off discount. The sale period on Flipkart is also offering an additional discount of up to Rs 1,500, amounting to 10 percent of the phone’s retail value. This discount will come courtesy banking offers, and will be eligible for ICICI Bank and Axis Bank customers using credit cards to shop at the sale. With this instant discount, the Micromax In Note 1 can be purchased at an effective price of Rs 8,549.
The In Note 1, introduced in November 2020, features the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, bearing 2GHz peak cook speed. It has up to 4GB of RAM, and 128GB internal storage – a strong offering in the budget category of smartphones. Up front, it features a 6.67-inch full HD+ screen resolution, with a drill hole front camera slot. To the rear, it houses a 48MP quad rear camera setup with 48MP primary, 5MP ultra wide-an, and two 2MP units for macro and depth capture assistance. All of this is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging, and the device weighs just below 200g.
The In Note 1 comes at a time when the company is rumoured to be readying the launch of a Micromax In Note 1 Pro – an amped up version of last year’s smartphone. Once one of the most popular names in the Indian smartphone space, Micromax lost out to the competitive offerings of Chinese OEMs among phones in India. In recent times, it has attempted to cash in one its once household familiarity of its brand name, and the In Note 1 was the first smartphone to kick off its rival. What remains to be seen is if its new price tag manages to make a strong case for it.