Micromax made a big comeback in India by launching the In-series smartphones, the Micromax In Note 1, and the In 1b smartphones last year. The company promised guaranteed software updates for 2 years and security updates for 3 years to these handsets. Yesterday at the second “Let’s Talk INdia Ke Liye Q&A video session”, Micromax Co-founder Rahul Sharma confirmed new software update timeframes for the In Note 1, along with revealing plans for a Micromax 5G smartphone, and TWS Earbuds in the near future.
Micromax In Note 1, In 1b Smartphone Update Details
Speaking at the second “Let’s Talk INdia Ke Liye Q&A video session”, Micromax Co-founder Rahul Sharma revealed that the In Note 1 will receive Android 11 update in April. He further mentioned that Micromax will roll out Android 11 early access soon as well on Micromax Forums. Along with these key details, he also disclosed that Micromax will release source code and bootloader for both Micromax In Note 1 and Micromax In 1b on the company’s official forum. Micromax In 1b will also get a new software update this month that will bring in camera improvements, slow-motion video recording, January 2021 Android security patch, and performance enhancements, he mentioned.
As far as the information regarding Micromax’s own custom UI go, Rahul Sharma explicitly mentioned that company will not release any custom UI on top of Android. He also went on to reveal that Micromax doesn’t want to add any layers, ads, bloatware to its device, and it promises to give a clean Android experience.
Micromax 5G Smartphone, TWS Earbuds To Launch Soon
In this 11-minute video session, Sharma also spoke about the development of Micromax’s 5G smartphone. He said that the engineers at its Bengaluru R&D centre are working on a 5G smartphone. He, however, did not provide any specific details on when this 5G device will be making its way to the market. Back in December 2020, Rahul Sharma had mentioned that Micromax is working on a 6GB RAM smartphone with a higher refresh rate display and liquid cooling. It is now likely being assumed that this smartphone might be the one to come with 5G support.
Apart from the 5G smartphone development, Sharma also mentioned that Micromax’s team in Bengaluru is working on the mobile accessories. He further also suggested that the first accessory could be a hearable device, which in turn might be the first TWS earbuds from the brand.
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