On November 13, Motorola launched Moto G, a smartphone that sharply resembled the Moto X. The phone was neither feature rich nor did it have the high-end specifications of its elder brother. What was special about the phone was its price.
Google owned Motorola has priced this phone at $179.
Moto G would mark the re-entry of the Motorola in the Indian markets when it launches in January 2014.
Google also plans to launch a dual SIM variant for India. This could possibly be a big leap for the company as it competes with the otherwise highly competitive budget smartphone market of India.
Google has made it amply clear in the past that it wants people to migrate to Android ecosystem and the effectively priced Nexus line-up is an example of that.
The idea with Moto G is a bit different though. With the Nexus series, Google offers Tablets and Smartphones with high-end specs at comparatively low price. But the Moto G is clearly an entry-level smartphone meant to capture the attention of the consumers in the developing countries like India.
Moto G is surely going to tickle the Indian market. It is a bit cheaper than the flagships of the Indian manufacturers but slightly expensive than the entry-level windows phone and the Nokia Asha series.
Moto G is something that both consumers and other smartphone manufacturers can’t ignore.
Moto G: Specifications
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|Hardware||Motorola Moto G|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|Processor (CPU)||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Display Type||HD LCD|
|Size & Resolution||4.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels|
|Primary Camera||5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||1.3 MP|
|Android OS||Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.4 (KitKat)|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2070 mAh|
|Dimensions||129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Price||INR 12500- 14000 (Expected)|
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This is a guest post written by Karan Khurana. You can get in touch with him on Google+.