Flipkart brings Motorola Moto G to India, prices it at Rs 12,499

Written by Tech Desk | Bangalore | Updated: Feb 8 2014, 18:12pm hrs
Moto GFor the first time a global brand Motorola has tied up with an exclusive online partner Flipkart in India.
E-commerce marketplace Flipkart and Motorola Mobility today announced the launch of Moto G in India. Moto G will be available to consumers in India exclusively through Flipkart from February 6.

This exclusive partnership with Motorola Mobility is in continuation of our commitment to bring the very best in selection and service to our customers. For the first time a global brand has tied up with an exclusive online partner in India. The power of Motorola and Flipkart now brings this exceptional phone at an exceptional price to our customers., says Sachin Bansal, Co-founder and CEO, Flipkart.

Moto G, priced for the Indian market at Rs 12,499 (8 GB) and Rs 13,999 (16 GB), offers a premium smartphone experience that comes for a third of the price of the current high-end phones and includes:

With a 4.5-inch HD display, one of the sharpest in its class, Moto G user can enjoy movies, photos, video chats and more.

Moto G has the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor featuring a quad-core CPU for seamless multitasking and enjoying the web, videos and games, with all-day battery life.

The device runs on Android 4.3 Jellybean with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat just weeks after launch. Stylish design with a comfortable curved back and interchangeable coloured back covers. Dual SIM support also gives the option to choose your network. Moto G is protected with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass and water-repellent nano-coating inside and out.

Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Magnus Ahlqvist, GM of EMEA and Asia Pac, Motorola Mobility said, We think everybody deserves to experience mobile Internet at its best, and price shouldnt stand in the way of anyone owning a technologically advanced smartphone. Moto G promises its users a best-in-class mobile experience at an unbelievable price and we couldnt think of a better launch partner than Flipkart Indias largest e-commerce marketplace and a leader in smartphone sales in India.

The Indian e-commerce market grew by 88% in 2013 and stands at $ 16 billion today. E-commerce is definitely poised to emerge as the preferred mode of shopping for Indian Internet users - and Flipkart, with 1 crore registered users, daily visitors of more than 10 lakhs and a million monthly shipments to over 100 Indian cities is at the forefront of this change. In fact, this launch re-emphasizes the mainstream status that Flipkart and e-commerce has achieved in this country.