Motorola Moto G Turbo unveiled in Mexico; device will be released November 13th

Motorola Moto G Turbo unveiled in Mexico; device will be released November 13th
The Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition has been unveiled today in Mexico. Those south of the border will get something akin to a third-generation Motorola Moto G, but with some bumped up specs. For example, instead of a 5-inch screen carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution, the Moto G Turbo Edition features a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution.

Under the hood, Moto G Turbo Edition buyers are getting a nice upgrade from the Snapdragon 410 SoC that drives the third-gen Moto G. Instead, the Moto G Turbo Edition has a Snapdragon 615 chipset, with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside, with 16GB of expandable storage. The rear-facing camera has an aperture of f/2.0, which means that it can snap quality images even in low-light conditions. The 5MP camera in front handles selfies and video chats.

The 2470mAh battery supports Motorola's Turbo charging, which is probably where the phone got its name. Like the third-gen Moto G, it has an IP certification of X7. This means that you can submerge the phone in up to 3 feet of water, for as long as 30 minutes, without any damage to the handset. This beats out the usual Motorola nano-coating that protects models like the Motorola DROID Turbo 2, and the Motorola DROID MAXX 2, from spills and light rain.

The Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity. Priced at the equivalent of $283 USD, the handset will be available for purchase on November 13th. For now, this puppy is strictly being offered in Mexico only, although that could change at some time in the future.


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source: TheGadgetsFreak

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21 Comments

1. carlemillward unregistered

But does it have stereo speakers? Also, why now and why Mexico?

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Maybe they see that they need to up their game. Put out decent devices at reasonable prices, instead of outting out low end specs for low end price. I don't think anyone would mind paying under 300 usd for a "low end" device with decent specs like this.

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Catel monies.

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

That battery life gonna go down with that power hungry chipset. Would have been smarter imo if they went with the 617, I mean it will eventually get QC 3.0 soon. And better performance (8x 1.5Ghz A53 cores)

2. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

If Oneplus continue to make more phones like the X and improve thier aftersales support then its end for motorola's budget phones.

6. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Except for the part about the OnePlus X not supporting most US LTE-Bands & that Invite System. :sigh: That Invite System. :smh:

10. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

All One plus gotta do is: Support more bandz Abolish invite system

3. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

No need, since Moto X Play is still better one with bigger display, camera and much much bigger battery.. Only thing missing is the water resistant..

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's also considerably larger. Having a more easily handled device is a great option to have.

15. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Moto X Play is bigger and more expensive.

5. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Why does the slide says FullHD and later 1440p? In the article you are saying it has only 1080p

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

typo on slide.. 1440p on 5inch will beat DPI on all current QHD flagship :D

19. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Looks like it was a BIG mistake as Xakata reports that Motorola got in contact with the to clarify that the Moto G Turbo Edition doesn't boast the FullHD, but the same HD panel of the regular Moto G.

12. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

So the bastard brother of the Moto X Play?

13. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

A better version of Moto X Play with smaller screen.. great.. MOTOROLA is covering all corners..

14. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

This is what the regular Moto G 3rd generation should have been for 229.

16. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Dang, someone already said it before I could. Oh well, I'll say it again, this is what the 3rd Gen Moto G should've been.

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This could have been the Droid Mini 2. Because, you know, 5" counts as mini these days.

18. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

So... an X Play mini, doesn't sound bad.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So now we have, over various markets: 4.5" qHD Moto E 5.0" hHD Moto G 5.0" FHD Moto G Turbo 5.5" FHD Moto X Play 5.7" QHD Moto X Style 5.4" QHD Moto X Force If diversification is what Lenovo wanted out of the new new Motorola, they got it.

21. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Just my birthday :') unlikely Im in Honduras.

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