Bangalore, June 24 2019: When any brand makes a 'made in India' budget phone, it automatically makes news. Micromax made things even sweeter with the Micromax iOne by creating a device with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a notch display, two flagship features, along with face unlock and an optimized selfie camera. Peppering it up with small, but useful features such as a dual-SIM and a separate micro SD slot, and Android Pie out of the box, Micromax, has created an entry-level monster, with an asking price of Rs. 4,999 (2 GB + 16 GB), with a 5 MP + 5 MP camera module and an octa-core processor, powered by a 2200 mAh battery.
Until now, we couldn't dream of a sub-Rs 5000 smart phone with an octa-core processor and biometric face unlock. While this device may not choose to challenge the biggies, it is a reflection of how technology is rapidly leveling the playfield. The iOne is a prime example of this trend. VISHNU ANAND