After the comeback last year, Micromax has been releasing phones under its IN series, and the IN 2b happens to be the latest in the lot that’s launched in the country. Not only a new smartphone, but the company has now forayed into the next competitive market, the TWS earbuds. Micromax debuts AirFunk 1 and 1 Pro, the two pairs of TWS in India alongside the IN 2b. The Micromax IN 2b, which claims to be ‘No Hang Phone’ starts at Rs 7,999 for the base variant. The debutants — the AirFunk 1 retails at Rs 1,299, and the Pro model costs Rs 2,499.
Micromax IN 2b
The smartphone here falls under the budget segment in the country featuring a 6.52-inches Mini Drop display with HD+ resolution. Micromax says the brightness of this display can go as high as 400 nits. Under the hood, it comes with an octa-core UNISOC T610 processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. For those curious about the SoC, the company has shared the phone’s Antutu score as well, which scored 176847.
For optics, the device has a dual-camera setup on the rear featuring a 13MP main camera and 2MP sensor. On the front, it has a 5MP selfie shooter. There’s a decent 5000mAh battery powering the device that supports 10W charging through USB Type-C. On the software front, it ships with Android 11, and Micromax claims that it would be running smoothly with no ads, skins, or any kind of bloatware, or whatsoever.
As mentioned, the device comes with two storage options, the 4GB+64GB unit retails at Rs 7,999 and the 6GB+64GB comes at Rs 8,999. It will be available for purchase on the Micromax website, and Flipkart starting from August 6th. The device has three colour variants — Black, Blue, and Green.
AirFunk 1 and 1 Pro
AirFunk 1 Pro, as the name suggests is the higher-end model in the first-ever TWS from the company. They’re powered by the Qualcomm QCC3040 chipset underneath, and further featuring cVc (Clear Voice Capture) 8.0, ENC (Environmental Noise Cancellation), and quad microphones to reduce ambient and also to boost clarity, according to Micromax. The AirFunk 1 Pro supports Bluetooth 5.2. They are further IP44 rated and in terms of battery, they promise a 32-hour playback time and 172 hours of standby time. The other highlights of the TWS include mono and stereo support, smart touch controls, and voice assistant support as well.
AirFunk 1, on the other hand, supports Bluetooth 5.0 and comes with gimmicky features like Voice Change Function that seemingly used to change your voice during a call, for some reason. The AirFunk 1 further comes with 3D Streore SOund mode, smart touch controls, also IP44 rated support voice assistants and stereo/mono usage. For battery, the AirFunk 1 promises five hour playback time and additional fifteen hours with a charging case that charges through USB Type-C.
Both the models come in five colour options — Black, White, Blue, Red/Purple, and Yellow. They will also be available for purchase through the Micromax website and Flipkart starting from August 18th.