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Flipkart launching Moto X Play in India this September 14th
A new genre of devices enters the market offering near-high-end specs at very affordable price points. It’s a new step between mid-tier and high-end, so to speak. This includes phones like the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, the ASUS Zenfone 2 and the brand new Moto X Play. Are you looking to get yourself a new handset on a budget? Those in India are in luck, as they will be seeing Motorola’s handset hit the store shelves very soon.
Flipkart has just put together a special page for the Moto X Play, which just so happens to include a countdown timer. Well, at least it did, as it seems the website has taken it down (or is it my browser? Please let us know if you see it!). Regardless, the timer suggested the phone would become available in India on September 14th, at 2 PM local time. In addition, Motorola India’s Twitter account has been teasing the phone and its 30 hours of estimated battery life time.
We really don’t need much more indication of this device coming to India soon, but many of you may still be out of the loop on the smartphone’s specifications. What is this Moto X Play all about? The phone is no bad contender. It packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), a 21 MP rear camera, a 5 MP selfie shooter and Android 5.1.1. But likely the most enticing part of the hardware is the battery, which features 3,630 mAh of pure juice!
That battery size, along with the phone’s thrifty energy needs, should keep your battery going for quite a long time. Motorola estimates about 30 hours of mixed usage. We will have to give the phone a test before we pass judgement on this, but I feel like we can trust Motorola on this one.
We are not quite sure about Indian pricing on the Moto X Play just yet, but the phone is said to cost £249. That would be about $381 USD or about 25,414 Indian Rupees. As it goes with all device pricing, though, we can’t expect a direct correlation between markets. We will hear more about exact Indian costs when the phone launches, so keep an open eye on Android Authority’s homepage for more details to come!
Are any of our Indian readers looking to get a Moto X Play?