The cheap yet powerful device will sell for 6,999 rupees (about $115), and will be a great first smartphone for potentially hundreds of millions of feature phone users in the populous nation.
"We have been looking all over the world and obviously also at the Indian market and there are still about 65% to 70% of consumers still using feature phones," added Magnus Ahlqvist, corporate vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa business at Motorola. After India, the phone will rollout to the UK, Mexico, Spain, Brazil and Canada.
The device has a 4.3-inch display with 540 by 960 pixel resolution (256ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3 and an anti-smudge coating. On the design front, the phone looks almost identical to the Moto G, just slightly smaller. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 1GB RAM with 4GB of available internal storage and a microSD slot.
Motorola has placed an almost stock version of Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and other standard features include quad-band GSM, 3G (no LTE), 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and a 5MP rear camera.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 May 2014 20:57