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Moto G 3rd generation to be launched on July 28, expected to be priced at Rs 13,700

BT Online Bureau     July 20, 2015

One of the most awaited phones of the year is all set for a launch at the end of July. Motorola's previous MotoG model or MotoG 2nd generation is getting an upgrade and being launched as the all new Moto G3 or MotoG 3rd generation.

Motorola has sent out invites for an event slated for July 28 in New Delhi. Although it hasn't mentioned the launch of the device on the invite it is almost certain given the earlier company announcements that third iteration of Moto G is all set to be launched. Although the Moto x 3rd generations is also slated to release this year, we do not know yet if both these will be launched together at this point.

Motorola is also hosting events in London, New York and Sau Paulo (Brazil) on the same day after the Indian event. The global invite comes with the message, "Your relationship status is about to change."

Motorola has also launched a micro-site for the event, which has a rather interesting quote saying, "Yes. We're in a relationship with our phone.We feel lost without it. We trust them with our most personal questions, photos, stories and secrets. They never leave our side. But shouldn't all that care and devotion you show be returned? A better mobile relationship is on its way."

Leaks have suggested that the next generation of the Moto G will be a major upgrade over the 2nd gen Moto G and is expected to come with a 5-inch or a 5.2-inch full high deifinition (HD) display and it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 sysytem on chip (SoC) with 1.7GHz quad core processor paired with 1GB of RAM.

Given the array of 4G handsets that have hit the Indian smartphone market this year it is expected that the said MotoG model will get a 4G update as well.

Smartphone giants have always slashed the prices of models whose upgraded versions are on the verge of releasing. Older models of Google's Nexus, Apple's i Phone and Samsung's Galaxy Note,  have all had their prices slashed on the eve of an upgraded model release. Similarly Moto G 2nd Gen got a price cut on July 8 to Rs 9,999.

Spanish retail website has listed the device at 199 euros (approximately Rs 13,700).

Rumoured Technical Specifications

SIM: Micro-SIM
Dsiplay: 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16 million colors with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution:  1080 x 1920 pixels
OS: Android OS 5.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8 936 Snapdragon 610
CPU: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
Memory: 8 GB internal
Camera: 13 MP (rear) 5 MP (front)

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