Snapdragon 615-powered Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition launches in India
From the outside, the new Moto G Turbo Edition is the exact same smartphone as the Motorola Moto G (2015). It has the same design, the same build, the same IP67 dust and water resistance rating, and the same 5-inch display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. It even has the same cameras, a 13MP primary sensor with an f/2.0 lens and an LED flash, as well as a 5MP secondary sensor with a wide-angle f/2.2 lens on the front.
On the inside, however, the specs received a most-welcomed boost. The entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip that powers the 3rd-gen Moto G was updated to the mid-range Snapdragon 615 SoC. The Snapdragon 615, which is the same chip that powers the Moto X Play, comes with four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.5GHz, four additional A53 CPU cores clocked at 1GHz, as well as an Adreno 405 GPU.
In the memory department, the new Moto G Turbo Edition comes with 16GB of expandable internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The standard version of the Moto G (2015) is also offered in a version with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, but that's not the case with the Turbo Edition.
These hardware components are all powered up by a 2470mAh user-removable battery. The battery appears to be the same as the one on the Moto G (2015), but thanks to the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology implemented by the Snapdragon 615, the Moto G Turbo edition also gets fast-charging capabilities. Motorola includes a "TurboPower" charger which is said to provide up to 6 hours of battery life in 15 minutes.
On the software side, the Moto G Turbo Edition runs a customized version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but we'd be surprised if Motorola doesn't update the device to Android 6.0 Marshmallow at some point in the upcoming months.
The new Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition is currently offered as a Flipkart exclusive in India, where the two color versions of the phone - Black and White - are priced at INR 14,499 (the equivalent of $217 at the current conversion rates). At the moment, Motorola is keeping mum on a potential release of the Moto G Turbo edition in other regions.
What do you guys think of the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition? Is anyone hoping to see the handset getting launched in more countries?