Micromax has just announced that the new Micromax In 1b smartphone will not be available today. The device was supposed to be available from 12:00pm onwards, but due to apparent logistical issues, the company will not be able to follow through. A company spokesperson stated, “We regret to inform you that IN 1b is not going on sale today as planned due to an issue with logistics. Will update you on the new sale date at the earliest.”
Micromax’s Founder and CEO, Rahul Sharma acknowledged the delay and sent out a tweet stating that there was a delay due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
Mujhe abhi khabar mili hai ki due to unforeseen circumstances hum aaj sale par nahin ja payenge! We regret the delay. Hum jaldi hi IN 1b aapke paas layenge. Apna pyaar banaye rakheyga. https://t.co/9tYJs77IER— Rahul Sharma (@rahulsharma) November 26, 2020
It is not yet known when the phone will be available for consumers, but over on Micromax’s official website, the sale timer has been reset to suggest that the phone will be available in a week’s time. However, prospective buyers should still wait for an official confirmation from the company.
To recall, the Micromax In 1b features a 6.52-inch HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) resolution display with a waterdrop notch. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 processor with 2GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB storage options to choose from. The phone supports storage expansion by using microSD cards of up to 128GB. Like the In Note 1, the In 1B also runs on stock Android.
The Micromax In 1b has a dual-camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 13MP camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the notch. Other features include a fingerprint reader on the back and a 5,000mAh battery. The 2GB+32GB variant is priced at Rs 6,999, while the 4GB+64GB variant is priced at Rs 7,999.
Micromax's other In-branded smartphone, the In Note 1 is already available and you can check out our first impressions of the device here.