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Meet the $180 Moto G, Motorola’s newest budget Android phone


During its global launch event today, Motorola announced the new, third generation Moto G with all-around improved specs.

Details about the next-generation Moto G weren’t all too secretive in the days leading up to this morning’s announcement, but today the hardware is confirmed: The 5-inch screen device (294 ppi) sports a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, a microSD slot, 2GB of RAM, and an option of either 8GB or 16GB of storage.

On the imaging side of things, you’ll have a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP shooter on the front. Motorola says it’s significantly improved the camera over its predecessor, and should provide class-leading performance at the price range.


Longevity-wise, the device comes with a 2470mAh battery with quick-charging technology. Travelers will also appreciate the dual-sim 4G LTE support on-tow.

Like its predecessor, you’ll be able to customize your Moto G with the Motorola Maker tool from the base black or white front panel. Motorola offers multiple mix-and-match options, from default background screens to colorful back shells and trim accents.

In the US, the device will be priced at $180 for the lesser storage option, and is available starting today. In India, the 8GB version will cost Rs. 11,999 while the 16GB model will be 12,999.

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Published July 28, 2015 — 13:17 UTC