Motorola updates the Moto G with more RAM, storage, and water resistance

After weeks of leaks, Motorola has officially unveiled the new Moto G, the third generation of its popular, low-cost smartphone. According to reports from multiple outlets including Android Central, the company took the wraps off the Android device at an event in New Delhi, revealing that the 2015 Moto G will keep its predecessor’s 5-inch 720p display, but adds an upgraded 1.4GHz Snapdragon 410 processor.


The rear-facing camera on the Moto G been boosted from 8 to 13 megapixels, and there’s a new version with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage in addition to last year’s specs of 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and also comes with an IPX7 certification which means it should withstand submersion in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes. Both versions of the Moto G also come with 4G connectivity, a microSD slot, dual-tone flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

There’s no word yet on US pricing, but the new Moto G will be sold in India for Rs.11,999 for the 8GB version and Rs. 12,999 for the 32GB model. That converts to $187 and $203 respectively, but we’ll confirm the exact US pricing as we know more. We’re expecting lots more news from Motorola today — including the new Moto X and Moto X Sport


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