Motorola, which had exited the Indian market in mid 2012, is now reportedly all set to make its re-debut in the ever expanding Indian mobile phone market by launching its latest Moto G smartphone in the country by the end of this month.
“Right now our plan is to announce Moto G in India with a partner in the last week of January,” Steve Sinclair, vice president of global marketing at Motorola Mobility, was quoted as saying by the Times of India on the sidelines of the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA.
Though the company has not revealed anything about its price, William Moss, director of corporate communication at Motorola Mobility, told the newspaper, “It is going to be price competitive… if you look at what the device offers, the kind of responsiveness and performance it has, Moto G will be competitive with its peers.”
Notably, imported (and unlocked) version of the phone is now available from eBay India for Rs 16,499 (another seller is offering it for Rs 19,999).
The Motorola Moto G comes with a 4.5 inch IPS-LCD touchscreen with 1280×720 pixels (high definition) resolution. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The 11.6 mm thick Moto G has Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core processor, Adreno 305 GPU, and 1 GB RAM. The phone comes in 8 GB and 16 GB inernal storage versions but has no micro SD card slot.
There is a 5 megapixel camera at the back of Motorola Moto G which also has a 1.3 megapixel front camera. It also comes with a good looking 2070 mAh battery. This single SIM (micro SIM) based smartphone measures 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm and weighs 143 grams. This 3G phone has also WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a micro USB port for connectivity. There is GPS along with A-GPS and GLONASS in the Moto G for navigation.