Alongside the new Moto X and Moto 360, Motorola has also announced the new Moto G – again, the rumoured Moto G2 name was incorrect – with Motorola promising a heap great features, including front-facing stereo sound on a 5″ HD Display.
The new Moto G is promising all day battery life, along with the latest Android OS (which we presume will be updated as regularly as the original). The new Moto G will have a range of colourful new shells to clip to the back to personalise your phone and with a quad-core processor it should be just as snappy as the original.
Motorola have again gone down the 3G only path with the new Moto G, so just as the original saw an updated LTE version later in the product cycle, we will also expect to see this soon. Rather than wait for the LTE version though, Motorola have this time added the microSD card slot straight into the new Moto G, it’s packed full of features including:
|Operating system||Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)|
|System Architecture/Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 450MHz GPU|
|Storage (ROM)||Dual SIM – 8GB version
Removable storage: Supports up to 32GB microSD card
|Dimensions(Soft Feel model)||Width: 70.7mm
|Display||5.0″ 720p HD 720×1280 IPS,,294 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Battery||2070 mAhMixed usage up to 24 hours*|
|Networks||GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+ (up to 21.1 Mbps downlink / 5.76 Mbps uplink)|
|Bands (by Model)||GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
|Rear Camera||8 MP (4:3)6 MP (16:9)·,Tap anywhere to capture·,LED flash·,4X digital zoom·,Slow motion video·,Burst mode·,Auto HDR·,Panorama·,Tap to focus|
|Front Camera||2 MP + 720p HD video|
|Connectivity||Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack|
|Bluetooth® Technology||Bluetooth version 4.0 LE|
|Speakers||Double 12x15x3.0mm, stereo, front-ported|
|Audio Playback||AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis|
|Video Playback||720p HD Video, 30fps (MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8)|
|Video Capture||720p HD Video, 30fps (MPEG4, H.264)|
|Location Services||GPS, GLOSNASS|
|Black or White|
The new Moto G will be coming to Australia later this month, it will be selling for an RRP of $269 for the 8GB variant. No specific retailers have been named, but we expect to see retailers carrying the current phone to again stock the new Moto G. If you see any retailers offering the new Moto G, be sure to let us know.