Motorola announced the launch of its newest mid-range device, the Moto G. An obvious lower end alternative to the Moto X, this handset seems to be targeted specifically at emerging markets. With the Moto G, Motorola also seems to have decided to make a comeback into the Indian market which it unceremoniously left late last year. Let’s check out the features of this phone now.


To start with, the Moto G features a 4.5 inch edge to edge IPS display with a resolution of 720*1280 pixels. It is powered by the mid range Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC that houses a 1.2 Ghz chip inside. The graphics bit is handled by the Adreno 305 GPU. This should be able to handle most Android games out there Рexcept for some very highly graphic intensive ones. On the imaging front, we have a 5 megapixel main camera as well as a 1.3 megapixel front camera. The rear camera can also capture videos in 720p resolution. For low light imaging, there is an LED flash built-in as well. The phone will come in two variants  with memory capacities of 8 GB and 16 GB. There is no memory card slot for memory expansion, though. There are also talks of a dual SIM variants for specific markets. Like the Moto X, this too would come up with a bunch of interchangeable accessories.

The Moto G will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at launch. It will however get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat very soon though as per Motorola themselves. In the US, the phone would be sold unlocked, SIM free for a very affordable price tag of $179 for the 8 GB variant and $199 for the 16 GB version. This should translate to a price tag of less than Rs.15,000 for both the variants. However, these are just speculative prices. It is up to Motorola to decide the price tag in India once it lands here in early 2014.