Motorola, putting an end to speculation about the Moto G’s India launch, has confirmed it will announce the budget smartphone for the country on February 5.
Motorola confirmed the news on Twitter and said, “Moto G launch details for India will be announced on February 5. Stay tuned!” Unfortunately, the Google-owned company has revealed no details about the pricing of the Moto G for the Indian market.
Motorola officially unveiled the Moto G smartphone at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil in November last year. The Motorola Moto G has been said to be available in at least 30 countries with 60 Google partners by 2014.
The Moto G is currently on sale in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, UK, Germany, France, and Canada and is now also available in selective countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
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The Motorola Moto G is available with no contract, no SIM lock and an unlockable bootloader at $179 (Rs. 11,300 approximately) for the 8GB storage model in US, while the 16GB variant is available at $199 (Rs. 12,600 approximately). Notably, there is no option for expandable storage available.
Recently, Motorola’s chief executive Dennis Woodside on price strategy was quoted saying, “There will be different phones at different price points but we’re going to be very aggressive there.”
An earlier report has already indicated that Motorola will launch a dual-SIM variant of the Moto G in India.
Motorola announced the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update over-the-air (OTA) for its Moto G budget smartphone in December last year.