Back at CES 2015, Motorola surprised everyone by announcing that its best models, the Moto G, Moto X and Moto X Pro (Repackaged Nexus 6) will enter China this year. The company didn’t announce a particular time frame, but recently it sent out invitations for a special event for these phones at the Beijing Convention Center on January 26.
Now, the first device in the lineup, the Moto G has passed through TENAA, which means we have lots of details about this upcoming device. Of course, as it turns out, the Moto G Chinese variant will be the international Moto G 2014 edition. The specs and design are the same, so there are no surprises here.
According to the listing, the new Moto G will have the model number ‘xt1079’ and will be priced aggressively at 1500 Yuan which comes to around $241. This is almost the same price as the model that retails in other countries and will definitely attract a lot of attention from the Chinese consumers. Although the device will be announced later this month, the release is expected only around March this year.
Moto G 2014 turns out to be a great offering at its price range. The phone features a 5-inch 720p display protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 and comes with a Snapdragon 400 chipset with four cores clocked at 1.2GHz and Adreno 305 GPU. There will be 1GB RAM on board with 8GB / 16GB storage options which can be further expanded via MicroSD card slot.
The dimensions of this device is slightly larger than the 2013 model — 70.7 x 141.5 x 11 mm. Also, its a bit heavier than its predecessor at 149 grams. For camera, you have an 8MP sensor with LED flash at the back and a 2MP shooter up front. The rear camera is capable of recording 720 HD videos. There is a 2070 mAh battery on board which reportedly powers the device for around 24 hours with mixed usage. Moto G will have two different variants — Single SIM and Dual SIM.
Overall, the device turns out to be a great offering in the Chinese budget segment and it could be quite successful in the domestic market.