Motorola announced this morning that an official announcement for the Moto G will be coming on November 13, and the company has been using a traveling theme for promoting the teaser, suggesting that the Moto G might aimed at those who want a device that can be used internationally. Or it could just be Motorola’s way of saying that a cheaper phone like this will be able to reach more people around the world.
Of course, no more details were given from Motorola, obviously, but multiple leaks in the past tell us what we most likely will see from the new device. It’s said that the Moto G, which is aimed to be the cheaper alternative to the flagship Moto X, will come with a a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel camera, with a 4.5-inch 720p AMOLED display to top it off.
Furthermore, the phone is said to be free on-contract when it launches, proving that it will truly be for those looking for a frugal alternative to the Moto X. As for off-contract pricing, the Moto G is said to be priced anywhere from $200 to $250, but we’re unsure about that, so you’ll definitely have to wait until the official announcement. We’ve yet to see a major smartphone be priced under $300, and while the Moto G could be the first to do so, we’re not putting any money on it just yet.
The device isn’t quite as good-looking as the Moto X, but given the slightly smaller screen and low price point, it could be a huge hit for those who are on a budget, and since Google has been wanting to get Android out there into emerging markets, this could be the route that it’s taking.
If you’re curious what the device will look like, it’s been leaked in full in the past, sporting a similar design to that of the Moto X, but just a bit smaller in size, as well as a bit chunkier from the angles of the leaked images. If this device does end up being free on-contract, it will certainly be a hot item during the holiday shopping season, especially for those wanting to get in on the smartphone game without spending a lot of money up front.