Alongside the new Moto X, Motorola took the wraps off an updated Moto G. The successor of Motorola’s best selling smartphone offers improved key features and specs, yet it retains the barely believable $179.99 price tag.
The new Moto G packs a 5” 720p IPS display with impressive quality, covered by Gorilla Glass. The screen is flanked by a duo of stereo speakers, which add a massive dash of appeal to the device, and help set it apart from its competitors.
Like its predecessor, the new Moto G packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, and a gig of RAM. The device will be available with 8 or 16GB of built-in memory, which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. The latter can be found under the device’s swappable back cover.
The camera of the new Moto G is an 8MP f/2.0 unit, coupled with a 2MP front-facing snapper. Users can use the volume rocker to activate the camera shutter.
The new Moto G boots stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box. Motorola promises an update to Android L for the smartphone.
Measures of the new Moto G are 70.7mm x 141.5mm x 6.0-11.0mm, while its weight tips the scale at 149 grams. The handset packs a non-removable 2,070mAh battery.
The already familiar array of customizable cases and covers will be available for the new Moto G at launch. Motorola also released an external battery for the device for $39.99.
In addition to the United States, the Moto G will also be available starting today in India, France, UK, Brazil, Spain, and Germany. The manufacturer will expand the device’s availability to even more markets before the end of this year.
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