Motorola confirmed that its next smartphone would be available in India from May 17, exclusively on Amazon.
Motorola did not reveal the name of this new device, but there’s hardly any mystery here: we’ll see the Moto G4 and its souped-up version Moto G Plus, which both have leaked extensively over the past weeks.
The Moto G4 and G Plus will sell through Amazon, ending Motorola’s exclusive deal with Flipkart.
Motorola and Amazon announced their collaboration through some friendly banter over Twitter.
— Amazon.in (@amazonIN) May 11, 2016
The official statement is a bit drier (and suffers from a lack of Anchorman GIFs):
“Amazon.in is the one of the best online marketplaces in India and we are glad to announce that we have exclusively partnered with Amazon India for our next Motorola smartphone,” said Motorola India country head Amit Boni.
From the sound of it, the Moto G4 will be made available on Amazon India right after the May 17 launch.
What should you expect from the Moto G4? Quite a lot of changes, actually: there’s a new design, a fingerprint sensor up-front, a big 5.5-inch screen that finally goes Full HD, and a metallic frame rounding everything together.
The biggest uncertainty at this point is the price – is Motorola going to stick to the roots of the franchise and deliver another affordable juggernaut? Will the Lenovo-era Moto G break with the past and join a new price range? We’ll find out in just five days!