Motorola India has slashed the price of its Moto G (Gen 2), making the smartphone Rs. 3,000 cheaper than its launch price.
The Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) (Reviews | Images) is available now via Flipkart at a price of Rs. 9,999, down from its launch price tag of Rs. 12,999.
It’s worth noting that this is the first permanent price cut of the second-generation Moto G since its launch in September last year.
In a Facebook post, Motorola India announced the news and said, “Surprise surprise! The brand new Moto G can be yours at just Rs. 9,999.” The price cut from MotorolaIndia seems to be an attempt of the company to keep the smartphone relevant in the budget phone segment. One of the biggest disadvantages of the Moto G (Gen 2) is that it doesn’t support 4G LTE connectivity.
A lot of smartphones in recent weeks have received price cuts including the Honor 6which is now available at Rs. 16,999, and the Xiaomi Mi 4 (16GB) which is now retailingat Rs. 14,999. Xiaomi India also announced a price cut on the Redmi Note 4G, available at Rs. 7,999 and earlier on Tuesday announced price cut for the Redmi 2, now available at Rs. 5,999.
The new price cut on the Moto G (Gen 2) also brings it around Lenovo’s K3 Notephablet price.
To refresh, the Moto G (Gen 2) features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM and the Adreno 305 GPU. The second-generation Moto G features an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Notably, the smartphone features dual front speakers, above and below the display, apart from 2 mics. Connectivity options on the Moto G (Gen 2) include 3G, Wi-Fi 80211.ac, Bluetooth 4.0LE, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm audio jack. It measures 141.5×70.7×10.99mm, and weighs 149 grams. It is powered by a 2070mAh battery.