Motorola may target European market with budget-priced Nexus-4-like Android


Motorola’s been a tricky smartphone manufacturer to get a read on lately. In some ways, like with the Moto X, it feels like Google’s influence is really trying to steer the company’s products in a certain new direction, but there are also these projects like the Droid Ultra and Maxx that feel more like Motorola following in its old footsteps. The latest rumor to arrive about where Motorola’s heading next looks to the European market, and claims that the company could be looking to release a very affordable higher-end phone.

Details are a little light, but ADSLZONE claims to have heard from its sources that Motorola will follow-up the Moto X with this model, but while Moto X sales concentrate on the US, this phone would be for Europe. Hardware-wise, decent specs like a quad-core chip and 2GB of RAM have been mentioned, but at the moment they sound more like speculation than a real leak.

The important thing would be the price, selling under 250 EUR – what works out to about $320. If you’re in the US that might not sound so great, since the Nexus 4 here can be had as cheaply as $300, but in Europe the Nexus 4 sells for something like 300 EUR – or $380 – if not even more. Even if this Motorola model isn’t significantly more powerful than a Nexus 4, the price alone could make it a winner.

Supposedly, this phone could arrive before the end of the year.

Source: ADSLZONE (Google Translate)
Via: phoneArena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!