Motorola hasn’t paid much attention to the UK recently, having kept its well-received Moto X smartphone solely for American buyers. That could change over the coming weeks, as Motorola has confirmed through its Twitter account it’s gearing up to announce a smartphone named the Moto G.
The tweet lists various greetings in different languages, a reference to its old Hello Moto ad campaign perhaps, telling us the Moto G will be unveiled on 13 November. A link redirects to a dedicated Motorola website, where we’re greeted by a spinning, animated planet complete with a Motorola logo.
All this suggests Motorola will launch the Moto G internationally, including here in the UK, putting an end to the recent lack of Moto hardware releases. The announcement will be streamed live on the day,
This isn’t the first time the Moto G name has turned up, as a smartphone with the same name was leaked through the @evleaks Twitter account. The tweet mentioned a few specifications, including a 4.7-inch screen, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.5GHz quad-core chip.
We won’t know if this is correct until the phone makes its debut, which is now just over a week away. Will the Moto G be enough to entice customers back to Motorola, and away from the temptations offered by Samsung, HTC and Sony? It’s going to depend on how similar the Moto G is to the Moto X, which has several unique features, as well as the price tag which it is given.