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  • Motorola is re-launching itself in India in January 2014 with its latest low-cost smartphone Moto G
  • Motorola, the mobile handset manufacturing company acquired by Google Inc in 2012 is re-launching itself in India in January 2014 with its latest low-cost smartphone Moto G. The phone is priced at one third the cost of comparable smartphones by Apple and Samsung. According to Motorola Chief Executive Dennis Woodside, there are about 500 million potential buyers of smartphones with the Moto G's price tag. The phone features Google search, Gmail email and other Google Web services. Although Moto G lacks some of the high-end components found in iPhone 5C or Samsung Galaxy S4, but Moto G's 4.5 inch touchscreen and 1.2 Gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor are leagues ahead of what is available in other low-cost smartphones, which are often based on older technology.

    The dual-SIM variant of Moto G is expected to be priced around Rs.12,000 to Rs.20,000 in India for 8GB and 16GB versions respectively. Moto G runs Android 4.3 out-of-the-box but it will be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat by January 2014. The Moto G features a 4.5-inch HD 'edge-to-edge' display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen. It is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (Cortex-A7) processor along with an Adreno 305 GPU, it comes with 1GB of RAM. The Moto G is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and HD video recording. The phone also includes a 1.3-megapixel front camera. Moto G has water-resistant nano-coating on the inside and outside. The Moto G packs a 2070mAh battery which Motorola can deliver up to 30 percent more talktime.