Moto G Price and Specs Revealed Ahead of Launch

Motorola Moto G

The Motorola Moto G is to be revealed at an event on Wednesday 13th November, but it appears Amazon got a little ahead of themselves and released the price and specifications on their website before quickly removing them again yesterday.

The Moto G is the budget UK smartphone version of the Moto X which went on sale in the US only and this more modest version has appeared in other leaks on Motorola's own website as well as promotional material for a high street mobile phone retailer.

The appearance, although brief, gave us all we needed to know about this next mobile phone release from Motorola including the price which will be £159.99 for the 16GB variant.

Moto G Specifications

The quad-core Android smartphone will be packing a 4.5-inch touchscreen display and will ship with Android Jelly Bean on board although an upgrade to KitKat will follow shortly after.

It also looks like the speculation about a customisable casing could also be true as the Amazon page hinted at the possibility of customising the back cover "to reflect your unique style".

As released in previous leaks the Moto G will be sporting a 5-megapixel rear snapper with 720p video recording at 30fps as well as a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera.

All of this should be confirmed at the actual launch event on Wednesday with a look at possibly being able to order the phone the next day. The budget price tag should see a number of good value deals from network providers so watch this space for Moto G deals.

Motorola has stepped away from the UK market in previous years but the company look to be hoping to kickstart their presence back in the UK smartphone market with the Moto G so we shall have to see what users think of it.

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Written by: Carmel Brown