Motorola is all set to launch the successor to the Moto G in India, at a press event scheduled for September 5th in New Delhi, but some folks with eagle eyes at Pricebaba have managed to track down the import data on Zauba.com. As per this data, Motorola India has already imported over 70,000 units of Moto G2 (that is what we assume the phone to be called), with the model number Moto XT1068.
Few interesting to note in the above screenshot taken from Zauba. Motorola has already imported over 70,000 units, which means they are keen to make the devices available right from Day 1. Also, the port of discharge is marked as Bangalore Air Cargo which indicates that the phone might well again be Flipkart exclusive, which is based out of Bangalore.
The Zauba data also lists the import price of this Moto XT1068 phone as Rs.10,640. Back in February 2014, when the original Moto G was launched in India, the import price was marked at Rs.10,900 for the 16GB model and was released for Rs.13,999 on Flipkart. Going by that logic, AndroidOS.in estimates the price of Moto G2 to be between Rs.13,000 (~USD 210).
Motorola started the trend of bringing high performing yet affordable smartphones in the Indian market. Since then the segment has heated up considerably with the likes of Asus and Xiaomi bringing their smartphones at staggeringly low prices. With Xiaomi suspending the sales of Mi 3, and Asus finding it tough to keep up the supply of Zenfone 5, Motorola has a great chance to win back the customers with Moto G2.
Going by the Zauba listing, it seems Motorola has done away with the 8GB model for Moto G2, which is rumored to feature a slightly bigger 5-inch 720p HD display, the same Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, slightly better 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, a microSD card slot and Android 4.4.4. Sadly, that’s not a significant upgrade when compared to the Moto G. We shall wait for the Moto G2 announcement on September 5, with a hope that Motorola will be able to spring in some surprise.