Motorola officially taken the wraps of Moto G today in a live event in Brazil, and nothing surprising in terms of specifications, as it leaked many times, except the price. The Motorola G, a step-down version of Motorola’s current flagship smartphone Motorola X, will starts at $179 for 8GB model and $199 for 16GB, as unlocked, with out any contract. With Motorola G, the company targeting the millions of entry-level users, and during the announcement of the device Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside says that ” Our mission is to connect millions of people to the world’s information.. with mobile device that don’t compromise.”
Now coming to the specifications side, the Moto G is smaller and less powerful than Moto X. The screen scale to just 4.5″ with a resolution of 720p. The phone follows the same path of Moto X, in terms of design, with a glossy front and curved back, along with the stock Android on-screen navigation buttons. Inside the box you will find a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, and a 2070mAh battery, that the company says it will lasts “33% longer” than its competitors. The Moto G also offers an FM Tuner. Motorola planning to launch a dual-SIM and CDMA versions of the phone too.
Dealing with the software part, Moto G is coming with Android 4.3, topped with a light Motorola software. It was expected to landing with Android 4.4, but don’t worry the device will get Android 4.4 update as soon as in January 2014 itself. More than that Moto G offers a 50GB of Google Drive storage for two years.
Even if you can’t customize Moto G as in Moto X, Motorola is throwing some aspects of customization to the phone. Moto G offers a cool interchangeable back plates named Moto Shells, coming in a range of attractive colors including Blue, red, yellow, purple, white and black and there will be a ruggedized flip-cover.
Moto G goes on sale in Brazil and parts of Europe in this week itself, following a wider release in Europe, Canada, Latin America and some parts of the world with in the “next few weeks.” In India, the phone will be landing in the beginning of January, along with US and Middle East. The pricing for Indian market is yet to reveal, but it supposed to follow the US pricing.
At the end of the event, Motorola gave us a look at the phone’s first commercial, highlighted with features, zooming to its replaceable backs, Google services integration and much more. Hit the break to watch the video.
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