While most of the big names are showing off their new mobile devices in Berlin, Germany either at IFA 2014 or their own event, Motorola has decided to do a launch at its own home. The company just took the curtains off a new mid-range device called Motorola Moto G.
Unlike Sony who gave a new name to its latest flagship, Xperia Z3, even though it features very little improvements, Motorola decided to stick to the good old Moto G name. The new Moto G comes with minor improvements but still carries the same affordable price tag of USD$179.99, that’s less than RM600 though, it might be more expensive when (if ever) it reaches our shores.
The Moto G is now bigger with a 5” 720p IPS Gorilla Glass display. The phone is powered by the same 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 30 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8/16GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD slot. Camera wise, it has an 8MP f/2.0 far shooter and a 2MP camera at the front.
Other specs include Android 4.4.4 pure Android experience out of the box with support for Android L, a dimension of 70.7 x 141.5 x 6 – 11mm, weighs 149 grams, and packs a built-in 2,070mAh battery. As with the existing Moto G, you can choose to swap the back cover with a wide range of colourful options that lets you express your style.
Sadly though, it appears that the new Moto G does not have any LTE connectivity. There is already an LTE variant of the Moto G, so it’s pretty weird why Motorola did not bring that over. The device is available immediately in selected countries namely India, France, UK, Brazil, Spain and Germany. According to Motorola, they will expand the device availability to more markets before the end of the year so fingers crossed that Malaysia is part of their plan.