Motorola announces new Moto G with a 5-inch HD display for Rs 12,999

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After an array of leaks and rumors, the successor of the Motorola Moto G is officially out of the closet. Unveiled at Motorola's IFA event, many thought that it would be called as the Moto G2 but Motorola has decided not to change the name of their mid-range market disruptor. Just like the Moto X, The new version of the Moto G will just be called as the 'Motorola Moto G' but I would not be surprised if people start calling it as 'Motorola Moto G (2014)' or 'Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen)'.

The new Moto G comes with slight improvements in specifications. It has a slightly larger 5-inch IPS LCD display but the resolution stays the same. It also flaunts stereo front-facing speakers and is also water-resistant coating on inner and outer body for complete protection.


It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM. For graphics, it has Adreno 305 GPU which is known to provide satisfying gaming performance for devices with HD resolution. The device runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.

The Moto G has an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It has 16 GB internal memory which can be expanded using microSD card. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, USB and GPS/A-GPS. Moto G is a Dual Sim Device. Moto G has battery capacity of 2,070 mAH.

Motorola Moto G (2014) Specifications

  • 5-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (upgradeable to Android L)
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB RAM
  • 8/16GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • 8MP rear camera, autofocus, LED flash, HD vide recording, 2MP front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM, 21Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GLONASS A-GPS
  • microUSB v2.0 port and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • 2,070 mAh battery, 141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm, 149 g

For all those wondering about the India release of the phone, it will be available through the e-retailer Flipkart later today for Rs 12,999. Stay connected with us for a more detailed report on the device soon. Drop in your reactions for the new Moto G in the comments section. Do you think it is a good upgrade from the Moto G (2013)?

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