Motorola's affordable Moto G to be sold in India by January, approximate price Rs 11,300

Dec 24 2013, 16:11 IST
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Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside holds a new Moto G mobile phone during its worldwide presentation in Sao Paulo November 13, 2013. Reuters Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside holds a new Moto G mobile phone during its worldwide presentation in Sao Paulo November 13, 2013. Reuters
SummaryMotorola's Moto G price likely to be near Rs 11,300 if it is converted to Indian rupees.

US-based handset maker Motorola Mobility's affordable smartphone, Moto G, would be available in India by early January next year, the company today said. Moto G price in India, is, however, unclear at this point in time.

The latest offering of the company, owned by search engine giant Google, was launched today in Brazil and parts of Europe. It would be available in Latin America, Europe and Canada in the coming weeks. Moto G's 8 GB storage model is priced at USD 179 (about Rs 11,300).

"Moto G goes on sale this week in Brazil and parts of Europe and will be available within the next few weeks throughout Latin America, Europe, Canada and parts of Asia. It will be available in the US, India, the Middle East and more of Asia in early January," said an update posted on the official Motorala blog.

Moto G will be in more than 30 countries with 60 partners by 2014. The company said the device delivers a premium experience for "a third of the price of current high-end phone".

Moto G has a 4.5-inch HD display, quad-core speed and Android 4.3 with guaranteed upgrade. It sports a 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 MP front-facing camera.

"In an effort to bring compatible and preferable solutions to all consumers, this further showcases the power and variety of Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors as well as the company's expansion into emerging markets," according to an update in the official blog of Qualcomm, which has provided the chip for the smartphone.

Equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 processor, Moto G can play full HD videos and will support the latest version of Android (KitKat, which is coming soon to Moto G as an update), it added.

Qualcomm's blog post further said: "Moto G owners also get an extra 50 GB of Google Drive storage for free for two years, so you can keep and share photos, movies and more, on top of the standard 15 GB."

Besides with Motorola Migrate app, all the photos, videos, contacts and call and text history can be sent wirelessly from the old phone to Moto G, it added.

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