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Moto X to launch in India by March 20

March 15, 2014 08:01 IST

Image: Moto X smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola Mobility

After the success of Moto G, the smartphone maker Motorola will launch its Flagship phone Moto X in India.

The company’s exclusive India partner Flipkart has started advertising the phone on its website with a ‘coming soon’ tag.

Moto X to launch in India by March 20

Image: Actress Kristin Bauer van Straten attends the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring Motorola and PANDORA Jewelry.
Photographs: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Moto X, launched in the US in August last year, offers major customisations to the phone’s body. It runs a service called Moto Maker using which customers can select colours and designs of the phone, add their own signature on the back panel, include custom message to the phone start screen, and so on.

Buyers has the options of over 2,000 possible combinations through Moto maker.

Tags: India , US

Moto X to launch in India by March 20

Image: Moto X smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola Mobility

In India, however, the customisation services will not be offered, which means there will be fixed colours and designs like any other device.

According to media reports, Indian buyers will be able to choose designs and colours such as black, white, blue, and also the wood finish panels.

The phone comes with a dual core Snapdragon processor and sports a 4.7-inch display. It will have Android KitKat operation system out of the box.

Moto X to launch in India by March 20

Image: Moto X smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola Mobility

Like Nexus 5, the phone comes with two memory option - 16GB and 32GB.

The price for 16GB is expected to be around Rs 25,000. In US, it was was launched at a price of $579 (approx Rs 35,000), but the price was recently slashed to $399 ( approx Rs 24,400).

Tags: India , US

Moto X to launch in India by March 20

Image: Moto X smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola Mobility

Moto X’s specification:

Processor: Snapdragon 1.7 GHz Dual-core

Memory: 2GB RAM

Display: 4.7-inch AMOLED with Gorilla Glass

Camera: 10MP rear camera and 2MP front camera

Battery: 2200 mAh

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature