With a nine per cent share in the overall shipments of smartphones in India, Micromax surpassed OPPO to occupy the fourth position in the list after Xiaomi (27 per cent), Samsung (23 per cent) and Vivo (10 per cent), according to Counterpoint Research.
While much of that lead is attributed to a contract with the Chhattisgarh government for the supply of five million smartphones, Micromax seems to be gearing up to give its Chinese rivals some competition, especially in the sub-Rs 10,000 market. The launch of its first "notch" series of smartphones -- the Infinity N11 and Infinity N12 -- for Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999, respectively in December can be seen as a step in that direction. And the Infinity N12 that we used for some time does surprise with a good front-shooter, big display and a decent battery.
Powered by the Mediatek Helio P22 processor, the Infinity N12 is 3GB phone with 32GB internal storage. It supports dual SIM and also has a dedicated microSD slot that allows one to extend the memory up to 128GB.
In terms of design, it offers consumers a decent look within a budget. While the dual rear camera set-up and the LED flash are vertically aligned in one corner, the fingerprint sensor is centrally located.
From the front, the power button stands alone on the right sidebar, while the volume buttons are placed on the left. The SIM tray is placed at the top of the device.
Text: Gokul Bhagabati, IANS