Moto G (Gen 3) With 4G Support, Android 5.1 Lollipop Launched at Rs. 11,999

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Motorola on Tuesday raised the curtain on the third-generation Moto G smartphone at the company’s ‘MyMotoBFF’ launch in New Delhi, ahead of launches in London, New York, and Sao Paulo.

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The Motorola Moto G (Gen 3) is available in 8GB and 16GB internal storage variants. Though the biggest addition to the smartphone compared to the second generation Moto G is the inclusion of a 2GB RAM variant, as well as the presence of 4G LTE connectivity in both variants. The Moto G (Gen 3) will be available in 8GB internal storage with 1GB of RAM priced at Rs. 11,999, and a 16GB model with 2GB of RAM priced at Rs. 12,999. It goes up for sale at Tuesday midnight via exclusive online retail partner, Flipkart.

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Unfortunately, the company did not reveal the number of the units going on sale on the opening day. Motorola did mention that the previous generation Moto G will be phased out with time. At this price point, Motorola will most likely want to repeat the success of its previous two Moto G smartphones while competing directly against the likes of Lenovo’s K3 Note and Xiaomi’s Mi 4i.

Launch offers, available till August 2, include Rs. 500 off on Flipkart Fashion on a minimum purchase of Rs. 1,000, 33 percent off on on total Myntra bill value, free Airtel Wynk subscription for 6 months (2 months in non-4G circle), and Airtel Double Data offer for 6 months (2 months in non-4G circle). 100 lucky customers will get 100 percent cashback, while 100 lucky customers will get a Moto 360 for Rs. 1. The company also revealed exchange offers for Moto E and Moto G owners.

As teased in the invite previously, the Moto G (Gen 3) comes with IPX7 certification, which makes the smartphone dust and water-resistant (immersible up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes). Notably, the previous generation Moto G and Moto G (Gen 2) featured a nano-coating layer that saved them from occasional water splashes. The dual-SIM Moto G (Gen 3) supports two Micro-SIM cards, both supporting 4G LTE connectivity. Notably, the smartphone – like the Moto G (Gen 2) – features dual front speakers, above and below the display, apart from 2 mics.

It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against scratches. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Moto G (Gen 3) is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with an Adreno 306 GPU. The Moto G (Gen 2) was powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and the Adreno 305 GPU. The Moto G (Gen 3) will feature expandable storage via microSD card.

The company has also upgraded the camera on the Moto G (Gen 3) which now sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and f/2.0 lens, and a 5-megapixel front camera. The second-generation Moto G featured an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Moto G (Gen 3) features 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Micro-USB connectivity options. The smartphone is backed by a 2470mAh battery.

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