By Stephen Schenck | November 11, 2013 12:29 PM
We’re just days away from November 13, when Motorola has tipped us off that it intends to announce its Moto G, the smartphone we’ve been following throughout its development as the DVX. The model is set to be a more affordable spin on the Moto X, aimed at an international market. There have been a number of leaks that have taken a shot at nailing-down the phone’s hardware details, and today we get a look at retail pricing, thanks to a listing for the phone appearing on Amazon’s UK site a little prematurely.
Identified as the DVX/XT1032, the details the listing – which has since been removed – align with those in recent leaks: things like a 4.5-inch HD display. There’s also mention of the custom swappable backplates (rather than factory-installed options like on the Moto X) and talk of a “guaranteed” Android update that sure sounds like KitKat. Even the Moto G name itself makes an appearance, though buried down in a product description.
Pricing had the phone at what works out to about $255, which is very close to the range we were expecting. If performance is even half as good as on the Moto X, this budget Android could be quite the hit for Motorola – something the company still needs in order to prove that it can stay relevant in a market threatening to turn its backs on the likes of HTC and BlackBerry. If this listing is accurate, the Moto G could go up for sale by November 14, so it shouldn’t be long before we learn just how the phone fares.