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Published on February 5th, 2014

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Moto G launches in India, starting at Rs 12,499

Motorola is back in India, with a new smartphone – Moto G, a dual SIM phone available in two models.
by Manik Kakra

Motorola has returned to India, and has launched its Moto G smartphone in the country. This Android 4.3 device comes with a 4.5-inch 720p screen, with Gorilla Glass on top. It is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset (with Adreno 305 GPU), along with 1 GB of RAM.

Moto GMotorola has launched the phone in dual-SIM avatar (GSM + GSM), and says it will roll out an Android 4.4 upgrade for the phone within two weeks. Also, the company has set up, thanks to some tie ups, about a hundred service centres in the country.

Under the hood, there is a 2,070 mAh battery cell. Other features include 3G connectivity, A-GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and FM Radio.  On the back, there is a 5 MP camera (with an LED flash) that can shoot 720p videos at 30 FPS; while the front side has got a 1.3 MP camera.

The phone has been priced at Rs 12,499 for the 8 GB model, and Rs 13,999 for the 16 GB model, but will only be available online starting tomorrow. Flipkart has a few deals for early buyers, which include Rs 500 off on books, to 70 per cent off on various coloured back shells for the Moto G.

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