November 1, 2013 5:30pm
The Moto G looks to share a visual design with the more expensive Moto X, but will use cheaper materials and internals compinents to lower the cost to around $200 CDN.
According to a leaked promotional card from British retailer, Phones4u, the Moto G will sport a quad-core 1.2Ghz Qualcomm processor, perhaps the Cortex-A7-powered Snapdragon 200 SoC. It will also have a 4.5-inch 1280×720 pixel display, a 5MP rear camera capable of shooting 720p video, a 1.3MP front camera, a 1950mAh battery, quad-band HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, all running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
We’re looking at a holiday release date, perhaps mid-December, but it’s not clear whether the Moto G will come to Canada. It’s also not clear what will set the Moto G apart from the rest of the entry-level Android pack, since it appears to lack the X8 processor and AMOLED screen that facilitate the Moto X’s best features, Touchless Control and Active Notifications.
Like the Moto X, there will be both black and white versions of the Moto G, but it’s rumoured that the phone will sport replaceable colour back covers.