As we had reported, Flipkart has announced the launch of Moto X in the Indian market. Set to go on sale on March 19, the smartphone has been priced at INR 23,999. The pricing is in line with US, where it currently retails for $399.
Like Moto G, Moto X will be exclusively sold in the country by Flipkart and we don’t see any end to this exclusivity in the near future.
Originally introduced in US market last year, Moto X was the first smartphone to be made under Google-ownership of Motorola. The phone features a 4.7-inch AMOLED HD display, X8 computing platform packing 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and 10MP rear camera. The phone runs on Android 4.4.2 out of the box and comes with software tweaks like Active Notifications, Touchless Control, Motorola Assist, Migrate and Connect.
The phone will retail in five colour options – Black, White, Royal Blue, Cherry, and Turquoise as well as two wood back versions – Teak and Walnut.
We are not sure right now if wood back version will be priced higher as they are priced in US. Update: The wood back versions will be sold for INR 25,999. Flipkart has also noted that initially only White and Black versions will be on sale, however the consumers will be able to pre-order other colour versions, which will be shipped in second week of April.
Flipkart has also announced three launch day offers for Moto X, which include INR 1000 cashback with purchases on EMI, 70 percent discount on Moto X cases and 100 percent cashback for ten lucky customers.
Note: The Moto X orders will open in daytime on March 19 unlike the mid-night launch of Moto G.
Moto X specifications
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.7GHz dual-core Krait CPU, quad-core Adreno 320 GPU), a natural language processor and a contextual computing processor
Memory: 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, 50GB storage of free Google Drive storage
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR, Wi-Fi a/g/b/n/ac, 4G LTE
Display: 4.7-inch AMOLED, HD 720p
OS: Android 4.4.2, KitKat
Size: 65.3mm x 129.4mm x 5.7-10.4mm, 130 grams
Battery: 2200 mAh
Cameras: 2MP front camera, 10MP rear