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Motorola will soon launch an even cheaper, slimmer Android handset

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:47PM EST
2014 Motorola Moto G Cheap Smartphone

Motorola has previously hinted that it wants to offer users an even more affordable smartphone this year, and Tecnblog says it learned that such a handset will launch this May. The Moto G has been one of Motorola’s best-selling smartphones thanks to its affordable price, and this new device may be even cheaper.

According to a person that reportedly works for a Brazilian mobile operator, the cheaper Motorola handset would pack a 4.3-inch display with unspecified resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 5-megapixel camera, 3G support, FM Radio antenna, 1900mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Three versions of the handset have apparently been approved by Brazilian Telecommunication regulator Anatel, including the single-SIM XT1021, the dual-SIM XT1022 and the dual-SIM XT1025 that also comes with digital TV support. The latter model will reportedly cost R$599, or around $267. Thus, the single-SIM version should be even more affordable. According to Motorola’s Brazilian site, the cheapest Moto G option starts at R$649 or around $290.

Interestingly, the phone will be very thin, having a listed profile of only 6.2mm.

It’s not clear when Motorola would announce this cheaper Moto G model, or how much it’ll cost in other markets. A different report claims that Google is working on its own cheaper Nexus smartphone, which could retail for less than $100.

An image showing the alleged specs of Motorola’s 2014 cheap handset follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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