As expected, today Motorola announced the Moto G; a smartphone that is said to deliver premium experience for a third of the price of current high-end phones. And as rumored, the Moto G will indeed feature a 4.5" 720p HD display, which is said to be the sharpest in its class, that goes edge-to-edge. Furthermore the Moto G comes with the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, featuring a quad-core CPU at 1.2 GHz and and an Adreno 305 GPU at 450 MHz. On top of this runs Android 4.3 Jellybean, with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat at the beginning of 2014. Last but not least, will the Moto G comes with a stylish design with a comfortable curved back and 19 customization options, including interchangeable Motorola Shells and Flip Shells in seven colors as well as Grip Shells in five colors.
However, the Motorola Moto G will not only be available with 8 GB as we saw it yesterday, but there will also be a 16 GB version available. Nevertheless, both versions aren't expandable with microSD memory cards.
The 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. In the US, the Moto G will be sold on Motorola.com, with no contract, no SIM lock and an unlockable bootloader for US$ 179 with 8 GB of storage and US$ 199 for 16 GB. The Moto G will also be available through various carriers and retailers.
Cheers ~ Arne