In November Micromax returned to India with the announcement of the In note 1 and In 1b. Co-founder Rahul Sharma answered several questions in the second episode of “Let’s Talk INdia” (which you can watch below).
He revealed that an Android 11 update for the In note 1 is in the works and is expected to be released in April. It will go through an early access testing period first, volunteers will be able to sign up at Micromax community forum soon.
As for the Micromax In 1b, an update to Android 11 Go edition is planned but no time frame was provided. First, a smaller update will be released with improvements to the camera (including slow-mo video option), the speakers and a January security patch.
The company’s first 5G smartphone is being developed in the Bengaluru R&D center. Another team is working on wireless headphones that will have a unique design. More details on these projects will be revealed at a later date.
The company co-founder affirmed that Micromax has no interest in creating a custom skin for Android (unlike virtually all other Android makers). Also, Micromax will never put ads in its phones, says the co-founder.
By the way, a smaller update for the note 1 came out last month. It added EIS and RAW mode to the camera, improved the portrait mode for the selfie cam and upped the security patch to January.