November 20, 2013 2:50 pm
Motorola’s discounted answer to the Moto X, the mid-range and incredibly affordable Moto G, was unveiled last week. Both TELUS and Koodo Mobile will be bringing this to their customers and promised we’d see it launch sometime “this month.”
According to an internal doc we received, the official release date will Friday, November 22nd. As for price, the Moto G will retail for $200 outright, or free on a 2-year terms with no minimum rate plan.
Here’s a breakdown of the specs:
- 4G HSPA 850/1900/2100
- Quad Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Processor: 1.2Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC
- Screen: 4.5” 720p (1280 x 720 TFT LCD)
- Weight: 140g
- Dimensions: 129 x 65.9 x 11.6mm
- Battery: 2070 mAh
- Average Talk time: Up to 14.2 hours
- Average Standby time: Up to 342 hours
- Internal memory: 8 GB
- Expandable memory: N/A
- Camera: 5MP
- Video calling camera: 1.3MP HD
The Moto G will be released with Android OS 4.3 Jelly Bean, with “a guaranteed update to Android KitKat 4.4,” in early 2014. It’s also interesting to note that the Moto G will come lack a wall plug and only come with a USB charger in the box (probably to keep costs down?).
In the meantime, read our hands-on with the Moto G.