Motorola’s current flagship smartphone, the Moto X will be finally launching in India with a starting price of Rs.23,999 (~$387) for the 16GB version. Just like for its little brother, the Moto G, Motorola is partnering with e-Commerce giant Flipkart to bring the smartphone to India.
Flipkart continues to be the exclusive launch partner for Motorola in India, and will be selling only the 16GB variant to start with. The special wooden back version will be sold at Rs.25,999. At the time of the launch, only the Black and White versions of the phone will be in stock and that the other versions will be delivered in the second week of April.
In case you don’t know, Moto X was launched way back in August 2013 in the US, and was a breakthrough smartphone at that time. Though the phone carried ordinary specs on paper, features like “always on & always listening”, along with complete customizability in terms of back cover design made it a decent success in the US. Sadly, customization feature (Moto Maker) isn’t coming to India.
Moto X Specifications
- 1.7Ghz Dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2 Custom Motorola Processors: One for language interpretation that can help Google Now work better and with less power drain and one for contextual computing that will govern over the device’s sensors
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 4.7 inch 720p display
- 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
- 2200 mAh Battery
- 10MP Clear Pixel camera, 2MP front facing camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- WiFi b/g/n/ac, GPS, GLONASS
- 3G Only (Indian TD-LTE 40 not supported)
There were some rumors about Motorola launching the dual SIM version of Moto X here in India, just like they did with the Moto G, but that isn’t the case. At Rs.23,999 Moto X looks like a sweet deal, although the hardware is already outdated, considering the processor is now two generations old. But the fact that it’s still one of the few phones to feature always-on voice assistant and gesture control like jerk the wrist twice to open the camera app still makes it an attractive buy.