Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma has said that the company will soon launch a 5G smartphone in India.
In a Q&A session on YouTube, he said that the company engineers at its R&D centre in Bengaluru were working on the 5G phone. Sharma did not give a precise timeline for the release of the 5G handset.
Apart from plans to launch 5G phones, Sharma also addressed multiple queries relating to Micromax. On plans to introduce accessories, he said that the company is working on the new category. He also hinted that the company would soon come with wireless earbuds. He said that the new audio device would have a “unique” design and “new technology.”
Sharma also turned down the speculation that the company will develop its own UI.
“When we launched In mobile series, we had promised In will always give you experience with no layers, no adware, no bloatware, and completely snappy experience. Whatever app you want to download, you can download it from Google Play Store. We will never compromise with performance… We don’t sell you ads, we don’t sell your data. Your phone is completely secure… We will never come up with ads or layers,” he said.
Another important revelation Sharma made that the Micromax IN 1B will soon get Android 11 update. The update will bring a variety of changes including improvements in the camera user experience, speaker functionality, and overall performance. It will also bring slo-mo video recording support for the rear camera. The upcoming update will also feature January 2021 security patch.
Micromax had announced its comeback to the smartphone market in August last year. The company had stressed on the “Make in India” initiative. In November, Micromax launched a brand-new In series of phones featuring Note 1 and 1B. The smartphones are available for a starting price of ₹6,999. The top-end model in the series costs ₹12,499.