After a number of leaks and rumours, Motorola’s new Moto G smartphone is official. Unveiled on Friday at a press event in New Delhi, the smartphone will be released in select markets starting today.
Despite being a successor to Motorola’s Moto G, the new smartphone will also be called Moto G, as was seen in the leaked retail box earlier.
New Moto G sports a 5-inch 720p HD IPS display and is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The phone also comes with 1GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal storage and microSD card slot. On the imaging front, Motorola has included an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front shooter on the phone.
In addition, the smartphone packs Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 2070 mAh battery.
On the software front, new Moto G includes the almost-stock Android interface like its predecessor, however Motorola has pre-loaded the usual Moto applications like Moto Migrate, Moto Alert, and Moto Assist on the phone
Pricing and availability
New Moto G will go on sale later today in US (for $179.99 (8GB)), France, UK, Brazil, Spain, and Germany. The pricing for the other markets will be revealed by the local Motorola units.
India Launch: For those of wondering about the India release of the phone, it will be available at e-retailer Flipkart later today for INR 12,999. More on India launch in our detailed report.
New Moto G (2014) specifications
OS: Android 4.4.4, KitKat
Processor: 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core, Adreno 305 GPU
Memory: 1GB of RAM, 8/ 16GB of internal storage, microSD card
Display: 5-inch HD 1280x720p
Cameras: 8MP rear with LED flash, 2MP front
Speakers: Dual front
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G
Size: 141.5×70.7×10.99mm, 149grams
Battery: 2,070 mAh
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