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Moto G invitation confirms 13 November launch

Budget Moto X alternative is set for the UK
Mon Nov 04 2013, 12:53
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GOOGLE OWNED Motorola has sent out invitations for the launch of its Moto G smartphone, confirming that's set for 13 November.

Motorola hasn't given us much information, but it has told us to "save the date" 13 November, the date it plans to take the wraps off its Moto G smartphone.

If rumours are to be believed, the Moto G is a budget version of the Moto X smartphone, which still looks unlikely to see a release here in the UK.

Instead, Brits will be treated to this budget alternative, with the Moto G expected to launch as a cut-price Moto X. Expect to find a 4.5in 1280x720 resolution display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, with the handset seemingly missing out on Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat release, despite Google owning Motorola.

There's also talk of a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, HSDPA+ support, 8GB of internal storage and a 1,950mAh battery. It's unclear whether, like the Moto X, the Moto G will be available in a number of different colour comnbations, but given the US manufacture of the firm's flagship smartphone, we're going to guess "No".

According to a leak from Phones 4U, the Motorola Moto G is likely to launch in the UK for just £135 off contract, which sees the firm looking to compete against the Google Nexus 5.

There's no word on the handset's release date yet, but we're likely to find out more next week. µ


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