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Moto G Turbo Edition launching in India later this week?

For the past few days, Motorola has been dropping not-so-subtle hints that the Moto G Turbo Edition - launched in Mexico last month - is coming to India.

Published onDecember 7, 2015

Moto G Turbo Edition (B)
Via Motorola Mexico’s official website.

While Motorola’s 2015 flagship, the Moto X Style (Pure Edition), has been receiving a lot of attention in recent months, it’s the company’s lower-end hardware that has really impressed some consumers. The Moto G (2015) packs some fantastic hardware in an impressive package with an unbeatable price. An enhanced variant the Moto G Turbo Edition, was unveiled in Mexico last month, and now the company looks to be preparing the same smartphone for release in India later this week:

The above Tweet, posted by Motorola India, appeared on Monday the 7th, with “3 days to go” suggesting the device will be announced on Thursday, December 9th. Others posted over the past weekend also dropped not-so-subtle hints serving to suggest the smartphone:

And the final one, from Saturday:

The earliest Tweet (above) was posted on Saturday, December 6th, and also mentions a time frame of “just 3 days” however it would seem Motorola has pushed back the launch by a day given the most recent Tweet (see two above).

The Moto G Turbo Edition is a more rugged, high spec variant of the affordable original: It packs IP67 certification and can survive being submerged in up to a meter of water for an impressive 30 minutes. The phone packs a 5-inch Standard HD (720p) display with Gorilla Glass 3, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2470 mAh battery compatible with Motorola TurboPower (Quick Charging 2.0). The device supports microSD and ships with Android 5.1.1.

The phone was launched in Mexico at 4699 pesos, or approximately $283, which converts to around Rs. 18,600. Pricing in India should be around the same price, however until the official launch this figure is merely speculative.

Moto G Turbo Edition (A)

Noting the differences

For reference, the standard retail model variant of the Moto G (2015) lacks IP67 certification (it only has IPX7), however on some user’s packaging of said device it is listed as IP67. The retail model also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of on-board storage. Those who wish to customize in Moto Maker are able to double the RAM and storage (to 2GB and 16GB respectively) however the SoC are fixed and TurboPower is not supported.

Despite reports claiming otherwise, including the source of this post, the Moto G Turbo Edition does not include a Full HD display. Motorola itself sought to correct this erroneous reporting last month. The true resolution can also be confirmed via the spec breakdown on Motorola Mexico’s website. Please refer to the left column, sixth category (“Pantalla”):

Moto G Turbo Edition specs

Wrap Up

With a second country now potentially preparing to launch the Moto G Turbo Edition, we want to know your thoughts: Should the device be released in your country as well? Would you buy it? For those of our readers in India, will you plan to purchase it? Would you consider selling your existing Moto G 2015 and replacing it with this one? Leave us your comments below and let us know!

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