But is it really cheap? Yes, says Motorola Mobility, which has introduced Moto G – starting at $179.
In the US, Moto G smartphone will be sold on Motorola.com, with no contract, no SIM lock and an unlockable bootloader for USD$179 with 8GB of storage and USD$199 for 16GB.
Moto G will also be available through various carriers and retailers.
And it goes on sale this week in Brazil and parts of Europe and will be available within the next few weeks throughout Latin America, Europe, Canada and parts of Asia, says the company.
The new device will be available in the US, India, the Middle East and more of Asia in early January. Moto G will be in more than 30 countries with 60 partners by 2014.
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It comes with a 4.5-inch HD display to enjoy movies, photos, video chats, etc. along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor featuring a quad-core CPU for seamless multitasking and enjoying the web, videos and games, with all-day battery life.
Among its other features, Moto G has Android 4.3 Jellybean, said to be the most up to date Android with an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat at the beginning of 2014.
According to the company, the new phone will deliver greater performance with Google’s mobile services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Chrome and Hangouts.
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, creates smartphones, tablets and wireless accessories.