Motorola officially announced the Moto G, starts at $179

Google-owned Motorola has finally unveiled its latest smartphone at a recent event in Sao Paula. This new smartphone is called the Moto G and it was unveiled by Motorola CEO, Dennis Woodside who claims that the Moto G provides a premium experience with the latest technology at a third of the price of the current phones which provide the same experience.

The design of this new Motorola smartphone is similar to that of the Moto X which was launched earlier this year. It sports an edge-to-edge display, a curved back, Gorilla Glass protection and a nano-coating on outside as well as inside which protects it from water splashes. The device is already available in select markets and will come to India in early-January.

In terms of the specifications, the Moto G is equipped with a 4.5-inch 720p resolution display with pixel density of 329ppi. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, has 1GB of RAM and Motorola claims that the battery can last an entire day and provides 33 percent more talk time than the iPhone 5S on 3G networks.

The smartphone comes with a removable back cover with interchangeable shells. Motorola will also make flip covers and grips for the Moto G smartphone.

Moto G Front

The Moto G is equipped with a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and has a secondary front facing 1.3 megapixel camera. In terms of the connectivity it includes 3G support along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual-SIM card capabilities in select countries.

The smartphone comes pre-loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Motorola has promised that it will receive the Android 4.4 Kit Kat update in January 2014. The device comes with an 8GB and 16GB of built-in storage options and includes an additional 65GB of storage space on Google Drive.

The 8GB variant of the Moto G is priced at $179 (11,300 INR approximately) and the 16GB variant is priced at $199 (12,500 INR approximately). Motorola has announced that the handset will be available worldwide with its carrier partners.

Source: BGR India

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