Micromax IN Note 2: Low-cost Galaxy S21 Ultra lookalike launched in India with an AMOLED screen, quad rear cameras, and more
Indian smartphone maker Micromax has launched a new affordable smartphone called the Micromax IN Note 2. It tries to emulate the likes of Xiaomi/Realme by offering (somewhat) high-end specifications for a low price and takes things up a notch by trying to look like a Galaxy S21 Ultra, complete with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The Micromax IN Note 2 packs a dated but still powerful MediaTek Helio G95 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage further expandable via a micro SD card. A 5,000mAh battery powers the smartphone. It supports 30W fast charging, and the compatible power brick is included in the retail packaging Connectivity options include 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and 4G LTE.
At the back, the Micromax IN Note 2 has four camera sensors, a 48MP primary lens, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens. A 16MP sensor handles selfies and video calls. It is located at a hole-punch cutout on the phone's 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, with a peak brightness of 500 nits. Lastly, biometric authentication is enabled via a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Micromax IN Note 2 runs an almost stock version of Android 11 out of the box.
Given the company's general indifference towards delivering timely updates, it could be a while before users get a taste of Android 12. Nonetheless, its asking price of INR (US$168 )leaves little room for complaints. The Micromax IN Note 2 goes on sale on January 30 at 12:00 IST on the company's official website and popular e-commerce platforms like Flipkart.