Motorola has announced the launch of the Moto G (2nd gen) 4G LTE in India, and will offer the smartphone for pre-order this week during Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale which will be held from tomorrow until October 17. Starting from October 15, folks will be able to book said handset through the online retailer’s mobile app.
It carries a tag of Rs 8999, which makes it more expensive than the 3G variant that’s going for Rs 9999 on Flipkart presently. It’s not clear if Rs 8999 is just the promotional price of the second generation Moto G 4G, intended for the Flipkart sale bonanza. If it’s the actual cost, then Motorola might shave down the asking amount for its 3G version.
Update: Motorola has confirmed that Rs 8999 is the promotional offer rate on the 2nd gen Moto G 4G LTE. The device could be launched within a fortnight.
There are few difference between the upcoming handset and its older cousin. The new one adds support for 4G bands in India. It also features a bigger 2390mAh battery. Seeing as the Moto G 3G was initially launched for Rs 12999 last year, it’s possible that Motorola has been forced to sell the 4G model at Rs 8999 to have a fighting chance against rival offerings.
Besides a 2390mAh battery, the Moto G 4G (2015) has a 5-inch HD screen guarded by Gorilla Glass 3. It gets its sting from 1GB RAM and a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor. An 8MP camera with flash can be found on the rear panel, while the front has a 2MP lens. Although the phone runs on Android Lollipop, an update to Marshmallow has been promised.
Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) 4G specifications roundup:
– Android v5.1.1 Lollipop OS
– 5-inch 1280 x 720p display with Gorilla Glass 3
– 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 32GB microSD card support
– Quad core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset
– Adreno 305
– Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth
– 8MP and 2MP cameras
– 2390mAh battery
You’ll be able to pre-order the Motorola Moto G (2nd gen) 4G in black or white color options starting from Thursday.