Motorola announced the Moto G
at an event in Brazil on Wednesday. The Google-owned handset
maker confirmed its intentions to get back into the Indian smartphone
market in early January next year.
A tweet by Guy Kawasaki later
confirmed that the Motorola Moto G dual-SIM variant will be making it to the Indian market, as well as
Brazil. The tweet said,
"#MotoG Dual SIM will be available in India and Brasil." Kawasaki
confirmed the news via a question and answer session with
has confirmed the Moto G will be arriving in India, it has not revealed
precise plans for the rollout. We expect it to be sold in India via
Motorola's official online channels, much like the Nexus devices on the
Google Play store. There has been no word on Moto G India pricing but
considering US pricing of $179 for 8GB model and $199 for 16GB model, it
can be expected to be priced around Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 20,000 in India,
including various taxes.
The Motorola Moto G runs Android 4.3
out-of-the-box and the Google-owned handset maker also has confirmed
that the smartphone will be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat by January
The Moto G features a 4.5-inch HD 'edge-to-edge' display
with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels (translating to a pixel density of
329ppi) and boasts a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen. Powered by a
quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (Cortex-A7) processor coupled
with an Adreno 305 GPU, the Moto G features 1GB of RAM. On the optics
front, the Moto G sports a 5-megapixel rear camera along with an LED
flash and also includes a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear
camera supports HD (720p) video recording.
The Motorola Moto G
also features water-resistant nano-coating on the inside and outside.
The Moto G packs a 2070mAh battery, which Motorola claims can deliver up
to 30 percent more talktime than the Apple iPhone 5s.
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