Motorola to launch a new device and discontinue Moto G

Motorola is most likely to launch Moto 360 smartwatch and successors of Moto X and Moto G smartphones in September.

Motorola is holding an event on September 5 in New Delhi. The company has also organized an event on September 4 in the US.

Moto X+1 will be the new variant of Moto X whereas Moto G2 will replace Moto G.

Moto X+1 will feature a 5.2-inch Full HD display powered by 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB RAM. It will have Adreno 330 graphics.

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The phone will have 32GB internal storage. It will sport 12MP rear camera and 2MP front camera.

Moto G2 will have similar features as the Moto G, apart from the 8 MP camera and a 5 inch HD display.

The anticipated smartwatch Moto 360 boasts a 1.5-inch backlit LCD display with 320x290p resolution. It is compatible with devices running on Android 4.3 or above.

The smartwatch runs on Texas Instruments processor and comes with a stainless steel case, plastic case back, leather band and metal buckle.

On the other hand, e-commerce website Flipkart has decided to stop selling Moto G in India.

Flipkart is the exclusive seller of the phone.

The company will not re-stock Moto G once the old stock is sold out. Currently only the 16GB version of Moto G is available in the country.

The 8GB variant was sold out soon after Motorola cut the prices of both variants of Moto G by Rs 2,000 in July.

Moto G was launched in March this year at a price of Rs. 12,499. The smartphone had impacted the sales of Micromax, Karbonn and Lava smartphones.

Moto G has been getting tough competition from Xiaomi Mi 3 and Asus Zenfone 5. Xiaomi Mi3 has much better hardware than Moto G at the same price. ZenFone 5 also provides similar hardware, but allows expandable memory through microSD cards. It has larger screen a higher resolution camera.

Vishal Kawadkar

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