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Indian customers will have to wait several months before they can buy the new Moto Z and the associated Moto Mods.

Speaking to Gadgets 360, Aymar de Lencquesaing, the head of Lenovo’s global mobile business, said that the Moto Z will only launch in India around September-October. If you were hoping to get your hands on the striking new Moto handset sooner, it looks like your only option will be to import it, provided Lenovo will release the Moto Z in other markets in the meantime.

In the United States, Lenovo will initially offer the Moto Z as a Droid-branded device exclusive to Verizon. The unlocked Moto Z will only go on sale in the fall. That said, we were expecting Lenovo to launch the Moto Z sooner in other parts of the world. At least in India, that won’t be the case.

De Lencquesaing confirmed that Moto Mods will be sold in India, with prices ranging from $50 to $200. Considering that $200 can buy you a solid smartphone in India, Lenovo has its work cut out.

The executive also shared a few figures about Lenovo’s operations in India. Lenovo currently manufactures six million smartphones annually under the Make in India initiative and total revenue from the market surpassed 67.35 billion rupees ($1 billion) last quarter. For the close future, Lenovo plans to expand its presence in the offline market.

Finally, Lenovo confirmed that Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first Tango phone, will be offered in India, without providing any details on its price or availability.