While Motorola had earlier said that the Moto G will be coming to the Indian market in early January, the company now confirms it further. Replying to a tweet by @rajkumar_geek asking the possible launch of the Moto G in India, Motorola officially confirmed the device should hit Indian markets in next couple of weeks.
The company has already started rolling out Android KitKat update to Moto G users in select regions. This means, the smartphone could come with Android 4.4 KitKat, right out of the box, making it the second such phone after the Nexus 5.
@rajkumar_geek Hi Rajkumar, the Moto G will launch in early January!
— Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) December 26, 2013
The device has already gathered loads of accolades for its performance, build and price. Priced at $179 which amounts to approximately Rs 10,900 for an 8GB off-contract unit, the Moto G puts every other budget Android smartphone to shame. We also learned last week that Motorola is taking a thin-margin approach to the Moto G, which costs Google $123 in terms of component and assembly costs. This means Motorola has an operating profit margin of about 5 per cent for each Moto G sold. So the company is not afraid of making sacrifices to get its phone to more corners.
A ton of accessories
Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the Motorola Moto G:
- 4.5-inch HD “edge-to-edge” display, 720×1280 pixels, 329ppi
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
- 8GB, 16GB internal memory variants
- 5-megapixel rear camera, LED flash; 1.3-megapixel front camera
The company has also announced some accessories, including Shells, Flip Shells, Grip Shells and some music accessories like JBL wireless speakers for the device.