Motorola to launch Moto G and Moto X 3rd Gen smartphones in India on July 28th; specs and pricing already revealed

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

/ by Abhinaya
The Moto G smartphone that was originally released in November 2013 was a great success. Following the same, the second generation Moto G came with a few minor changes, but it was not as lucrative as the original one as its hardware was a bit outdated. Now, Motorola is all set to announce the Moto G 3rd Gen smartphone along with the Moto X 3rd Gen smartphones.

Moto G 3rd Gen
Moto G 3rd Gen - Download
Motorola has sent out media invites for launch events to be hosted in New York City, London, India and Sao Paulo on July 28th. The teaser reads, “Your relationship status is about to change. XGX, Moto”. The invite clearly tips that the company might announce the Moto G 3rd gen along with two variant of Moto X 3rd gen smartphones at the event. 

Motorola Event Invite

Taking about the new Moto G in detail, the device has been leaked several times by now. Also, high resolution press images of the device showing its front, back and side angles were revealed.

Moto G (2015) Side Angle
Moto G (2015) Side Angle - Download
As per the renders, the Moto G 2015 seems to incorporate a cleaner look with a simple textured back and an trim that resembles that of the Nexus 6. The smartphone also has LG-like, silver strip on the back with Motorola logo. Like all other Motorola smartphones, the upcoming Moto G 3rd gen also incorporates front-facing speakers.

According to former leakster @evleaks, the Moto G 3rd generation smartphone will arrive with Moto Maker customization option. The Moto Maker is a tool that lets users to customize their device as per their choice. A leaked render shows that Motorola might offer the ability to customize the back panel and metal strip of the upcoming Moto G smartphone in different colors. However, there appears to be no customization for the volume and power buttons as they remain the same.

Moto G 3rd Gen Moto Maker
Moto G 3rd Gen Moto Maker - Download
Also, the new Moto G was recently found listed on a Spanish site which reveals all the specifications of the device. You can find the complete specifications sheet of Moto G 3rd Gen at the end of the post. The site also mentions the price tag of the smartphone as 199 Euros, which is approx. $215 / Rs. 13,730. Motorola will release the Moto G 2015 in black and white colours and in several variants too, including 3G and 4G LTE ones. 

It looks like the Moto G 2015 is turning out to be one of the industry's worst kept secret, as the newly leaked photo reveals that the Moto G 2015 will be Ingress rated aka water resistant. The leaked photos shows the dummy unit of Moto G (2015), which confirms that the smartphone will come with an IPx7 rating, which means the you will be able to use it up to 1 metre underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Moto G 3rd Gen Dummy Unit
Moto G 3rd Gen Dummy Unit - Download
In addition to these details, the folks at HellomotoHK have leaked a new image showing what the manufacturer is up to. The source has revealed a picture showing the back of four smartphones. From left to right, it appears to be the mini version of the upcoming Droid, Moto G 3rd Gen, the new Droid and Moto X 3rd Gen.

The Droid and Droid Mini seem to be almost same in terms of dimensions, but both have the hexagonal pattern on their back that is exclusive to the Droid devices. The image of all four devices shows a similar design language to what we've seen in the G's previous sightings: a metallic vertical strip that connects the camera to the flash and the Motorola logo.

Motorola 2015 Family
Motorola 2015 Family - Download
In the meantime, couple of live images of two upcoming Motorola smartphones were leaked online. The first few images shows the much leaked Moto G 2015 (or Moto G 3rd Gen) running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and 4G LTE. 

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The second image shows a mysterious Motorola device. According to the source who shared the image, it's the Moto X 2015 (or Moto X 3rd Gen), but as per HelloMotoHK it's rather a Moto X 2015 Sport. The back of the device actually looks a lot like the third one, from the previously leaked Motorola family portrait, which was said to be "Droid." Whatever the name of this mysterious device is, we might find out soon.

Moto X 2015 Sport Live Image
Moto X 2015 Sport Live Image - Download
Finally, talking of the Moto G (2015) specifications, the device is likely to flaunt a 5-inch HD or Full HD display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is claimed to be powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 or 1.7GHz quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 610 processor and run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Other specifications include 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of native storage space with microSD card support and 2,470mAh battery. The other aspects of the Moto G third generation model is likely to include a 13MP rear snapper with LED flash, 5MP front facer and 4G LTE support.

On the other hand, the Moto X (2015) is slated to arrive with a 5.2-inch Quad HD AMOLED display. The smartphone is said to be energized by a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of native memory capacity. The other goodies on-board include an 16MP main snapper with Clear Pixel Technology, 5MP front facing camera, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and 3,280mAh battery.

Moto G 3rd Gen (2015)
Moto G 3rd Gen (2015) - Download
Moto G 3rd Gen (2015)
Moto G 3rd Gen (2015) - Download
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