With Google at the controls of Motorola we’ve been seeing a brand new approach from the smartphone manufacturer. First with the Moto X and all its customization options, and now with the Moto G. While we don’t have too many details on new the budget-friendly G just yet, Motorola’s set to announce all the details on the 13th.
Previously rumored as the Motorola DVX, the Moto G is expected to be a wallet-friendly version of the popular Moto X for those on a budget, as well as emerging markets. A few recent leaks however show the device coming in with pretty impressive specs, especially considering we’ve heard Google wants carriers to offer it free, on contract. The announcement is scheduled for November 13th, but a recent Amazon listing states the phone could go up for sale immediately the following day.
Spotted by VR-Zone, the new Moto G could possibly go up for sale the very next day, November 14th, and more importantly the price could ring in around $200 outright in the US. Reports have suggested Motorola will offer this device for such a low price that carriers will have it free with a new 2-year contract, and a $200 outright price makes that sound quite realistic, and very reasonable.
For now these are just reports however, and until Motorola announces all of the details later this week we’ll have to take that with a grain of salt.
Then to get potential customers even more excited about the Moto G we also have some leaked benchmark results. Instead of early reports of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 this smartphone might actually ring a lot better. With a GFX Bench showing a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and a 4.5-inch 720p HD display. Then, more importantly, Android 4.4 KitKat on board as well.
The leaked Amazon listing also mentions full customization, meaning the same Moto X customizable backplate colors and accents could be available. With only a few more days before Google and Motorola make all the details official, the wait is almost over and soon we’ll know everything about this wallet-friendly device, and when you can get it.
A free Motorola Moto G from your carrier of choice with all the customization of the Moto X could win some consumers over. That’s only if Motorola can deliver, of course.