Moto G India launch: Everything you need to know
As you would have heard by now, Motorola has launched the Moto G smartphone in the Indian market. Unveiled at a press conference in New Delhi earlier today, the phone is being released in partnership with e-retailer Flipkart.
In this article, we will cover everything that you might want to know about the Moto G’s India launch and availability details.
Let’s start with the most important piece of information – pricing. The Moto G has been priced at INR 12,499 for the 8GB version and 13,999 for the 16GB version. This is probably the best Motorola could offer to the Indian consumers.
India has most probably got the cheapest pricing for dual-SIM Moto G compared to whatever select markets, the dual-SIM phone is being retailed right now.
Coming to the pricing of back cover, grip cover and flip cover accessories, they have been priced at INR 899, INR 1,099 and INR 1,599 respectively.
According to Motorola, Moto G will only be sold at Flipkart for the foreseeable future. The company declined to give a date on when the exclusivity might end. So, we are pretty much in dark. If you plan to buy Moto G, Flipkart is your best bet. Considering that they are running some interesting offers tomorrow, it is actually better to get the phone from them.
According to import data, Motorola has till now imported 14,800 units of the 8GB model and 5000 units of 16GB model, which will be put on sale on the launch day.
When can I buy Moto G?
Flipkart will begin sales of Moto G smartphone at 12:01AM, February 6. So, in just over 7 hours (from the post publishing time), you will be able to order Moto G.
Is single-SIM version coming to India?
It is unlikely that we will see the release of single-SIM model in the country. Motorola executives have told us that unless they see a demand for single-SIM version from the consumers, only dual-SIM version will be available in the country. As the dual-SIM version is exactly the same and carries a great price, there don’t seem to be a reason why there will be a need for single-SIM version.
As we told you guys earlier, Moto G buyers will get access to some offers from Flipkart, which can be found below. These are only valid for purchases on Flipkart.com.
- INR 500 OFF on any eBooks purchases over INR 501/-
- INR 1000 OFF on Clothing purchases over Rs 1001/-
- Flat 70% OFF on colourful phone cases bought along with the Moto .G
- A chance to win 100% Off (Flipkart store credit) on your Moto G phone purchase (for 100 lucky Moto G customers)
When will Moto G Indian version will get KitKat update?
Motorola has promised to roll-out Android 4.4.2 update for Moto G in the matter of days. The update will probably go live by this weekend or earlier next week, however the exact roll-out date is unknown at this point.
According to Motorola, the update will come with refined user experience and performance enhancements as well as KitKat specific goodies like cloud-print support, restyled status and navigation bars, colour emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use immersive mode and more. The update will also packs new Gallery, Phone and Downloads apps.
What about after-sales service support?
Motorola has revealed that it already has around 100 service centres in place across the country, ready to cater to the Moto G buyers. The company is also pre-loading an app called Moto Care on the Moto G smartphone, which includes FAQs and other support related information. The toll-free customer care number for Motorola customers – 1-800-102-2344 is also live, which can be accessed Mon-Sun 9AM-7PM. You can even chat live with Motorola staff at the company’s India website.
I think this should clear any doubt you might have about the India launch of Moto G. Feel free to drop any additional questions that you might have in the comments section.