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Moto G Turbo Edition with Snapdragon 615 launched in India
Motorola has launched the Moto G Turbo Edition in India. The handset is an upgraded version of the Moto G (2015), which was introduced earlier this year, and is priced at Rs 14,449 or roughly $220, and can be purchased exclusively from Flipkart.
The Moto G Turbo Edition and the Moto G (2015) have largely identical specifications, save for a few upgrades. The quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC has been replaced with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC, which comprises of 2 quad-core ARM Cortex A53 clusters clocked at 1.5GHz and 1.0GHz respectively. Motorola has paired the chipset with 2GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of internal storage that is expandable upto 32GB via a microSD card slot.
The front side of the Moto G Turbo Edition sports a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, which offers a respectable pixel density of 294ppi. There’s also a 5MP f/2.2 front-facing camera to appeal to selfie lovers. Meanwhile, on the rear side you’ll find a 13MP f/2.0 camera accompanied by an LED flash. Also present on the rear side is a 2470mAh removable battery, which Motorola claims can last all day long. Unlike the Moto G (2015), the new handset’s battery supports Motorola Turbo Power quick charging.
Perhaps one of the most notable features of the Moto G Turbo Edition is its IP67 rating, which certifies the handset as dust and water resistant. The device, by default, comes in Dual SIM flavour and runs a lightly customised version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop that delivers on the stock Android experience. It is highly likely that this device is updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow sometime in the coming months. Motorola is offering the Moto G Turbo Edition in two colour schemes – Black, and White.
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To appeal to budget conscious buyers, Motorola India has announced an attractive package of Moto G Turbo Edition launch offers. Consumers can exchange their old phones to get discounts of upto Rs 6,000. Also, 100 lucky buyers will receive 100% cash back. Lastly, Airtel subscribers will be eligible for a double data offer on the purchase of the device.
All in all, Motorola’s upgraded offering is a well-balanced, mid-range device with an aggressive price tag that effectively kills the Moto G (2015). What about you, what do you think of the Moto G Turbo Edition? Let us know in the comments below.