Motorola, soon after listing the Moto G (Gen 2) LTE on its Brazil site, has quietly started selling the handset in Brazil. The smartphone was earlier this month also announced for a Q1 2015 release in China.
The Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) LTE is now available to buy from the company’s Brazil site at BRL 899 (approximately Rs. 21,400), which is slightly priced higher than the 3G-enabled Moto G (Gen 2) priced at BRL 749 (approximately Rs. 17,843). Late last month, the Moto G (Gen 2) LTE was listed on Motorola’s Brazilian site without price.
Unfortunately, there is still no announcement from the company regarding any global rollout of the LTE variant of the Moto G (Gen 2). However, it’s worth noting that Brazil has been a very important market for Motorola as many Moto handsets including the first generation Moto G were initially launched in the country.
The Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) LTE comes in a dual-SIM variant, with slots for Micro-SIM cards. The rest of the specifications of the smartphone are the same as the 3G variant. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) processor coupled alongside 1GB of RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. It runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. Considering that Motorola has already confirmed that all Moto handsets will be receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update; we can expect the Moto G (Gen 2) LTE also added to that list.
The Moto G (Gen 2) LTE features an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It also sports dual-front speakers, above and below the display, apart from 2 mics. 4G LTE aside, the smartphone also features 3G, Wi-Fi 80211.ac, Bluetooth 4.0LE, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack connectivity options. It measures 141.5×70.7×10.99mm. The Moto G (Gen 2) LTE is available to buy in Black and Lemon colours.
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