Motorola teases low-cost Moto G unveiling for November 13

November 4, 2013

Moto G teaser

Here comes the Moto G. After Motorola’s website team spilled the beans on the low-cost device last week, the company is now officially teasing the Moto G for a November 13 debut.

For now, the teaser page Moto-g.com doesn’t reveal much aside the aforementioned date, but the tiny planet theme and the fact that the November 13 date is displayed in multiple languages suggest that the Moto G will enjoy an international release, just like rumors predicted. Users can sign up for an online live announcement, so some kind of livestream launch event is possible.

The Moto G leaked last week in a promo card from UK retailer Phones4U showing a 4.5-inch HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, a 5MP camera, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. However, the Moto G’s most alluring feature will probably be its low cost – if the Phones4U leak is accurate, the device will sell for just £135 ($215) unlocked, turning it into a great proposition for anyone interested in a decent budget phone.

It is not clear yet if the Moto G, also known as the DVX, will sell in North America, though we can’t rule it out. A $200 unlocked mid-ranger would send shockwaves throughout the market, which seems in line with Motorola’s aspirations to disrupt the industry through aggressive pricing.

Comments

  • dpneal

    Awesome. Can’t wait/ Nexus 5 or Moto G?!

    • MasterMuffin

      if money isn’t a problem, Nexus 5 duh

  • tech4life

    This would be a great substitute for the nexus 5 for anyone on a budget

  • Groud Frank

    Motorola’s only hope in smartphone markets is to push aggressive prices for their devices and the Moto X was a terrible start!

    • adam evans

      Agreed, too pricey for what is a mid range phone looking at the specs. Worldwide launch is a must to. A standard colour moto x should be made available world wide at an attractive price too!

      • hint

        and 16 GB is a must. With only 8GB… meh.

      • T.J.

        Just like the iPhone eh?

      • Seth Forbus

        The specs really weren’t what mattered with the Moto X. Unfortunately some people can’t see past that.

        • adam evans

          Yes i agree, but the lower cost hardware should have been passed on to the consumer

          • Seth Forbus

            You aren’t just paying for materials. Labor is a cost as well. In this instance its all the engineers that Motorola had to hire for software tweaks, designing the builder website, and much more. When you buy anything you will always be paying for more than just physical materials.

          • adam evans

            I know, however the labour costs for software per phone are inversely proportional to the number of phones sold, and will be in single figures compared to the fixed cost of the hardware

  • Luka Mlinar

    Cheaper price is so not the answer to their problems. Every time Sony, Samsung or most any other company releases a new flagship phone, it’s some 10-20% more expensive yet it sells 20-30% faster. Only real problem Motorola has is the X8 devices they are putting out. It’s as interesting as Siri. You use it every now and again, and it’s fun but it doesn’t play a significant role in you’re life. Design, fast loading, good camera and battery life. Those thing are important.
    Dennis should stop messing around with bitch ass concept phones and start making ones that will sell, ones we can use.

    • RanRu

      These rumors are talking about Sony and Samsung concepts being in the realm of 300-400% more expensive, which is a little different.
      “Design, fast loading, good camera and battery life”? If you’ve read any hands-on reviews of the Moto X, it has all of those, with the possible exception of the camera, but the ClearPixel technology proves that they were at least trying.
      And that “bitch-ass concept phone” could change everything in the mobile industry.
      Stop complaining like Motorola personally owes you the phone you want (a copy of every other flagship, by the sounds of it) and watch them make a phone for everyone.

      • Luka Mlinar

        Fine, let them die like Nokia.

        • Mr T

          Samsung makes a lot of money selling cheap devices (actually not so cheap for the garbage specs and software). It’s nice if Motorola can release a game changer in this segment.

          With better specs than the Galaxy Nexus (which still does a great job and runs flawlessly), great software and the right price, it looks like they can nail it. Not many people are content with spending hundreds of dollars for a fucking phone.

          • Luka Mlinar

            I am yet to see a game changer from anyone.

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    Any leaks on the radios in this? I’m looking for a cheap travel phone with LTE 3 and 7 and then ideally 1 and 4 as well (i know, i know….)

  • Cole Raney

    So is it an unveiling or a launch? Those are 2 different things. Launch means you can go to a store and buy it on that day, unveiling is just recognizing that it exists.

  • Jose Torres

    Motorola NEEDS a phone directly comparable to the S4 and One.

    • T.J.

      Like the Moto X?

  • RanRu

    The rumors sound suspiciously like Motorola is bringing back the Nexus 4 under the Moto G name, at the Nexus 4’s clearance price.
    Assuming they can make any profit from it, and they fly off the shelves like the Nexus did just recently, this could be very good for them.

  • Siddharth

    A 5Mp camera will kill it all :/ and the good news is, its launching worldwide.

  • Honest Guy

    Budget Smartphone should be like:
    4 or 4.5 Inch Screen
    Decent Dual Core processor
    5 Mega Pixel Camera
    786 Mb Ram
    8 or 16 Gb Rom

    Price: 100$ or may be less

    All above things will help Google to spread its Android to 90% to 95% Smartphone share and majority of the people will be benefited too.

    • Sox05

      It should be 1GB of RAM.

  • http://buzzmobile.us/ BuzzMobile

    November 13 is the launch date or is it November 25?

    http://buzzmobile.us/motorola-moto-g-price-specs-features-release-date/