Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition upgrades screen res, processor in Mexico

It’s not quite like Motorola to flood the market with marginally distinct configurations of the same phones headed to different regions, but for some reason, Mexicans seem to get preferential treatment in the form of the Moto G Turbo Edition.

Granted, America’s neighbors have last year seen the Moto G Ferrari Edition and G Forte exclusively launched within their borders, but the G Turbo is a whole new ball game. It may look identical to the international third-gen G, yet under the hood, there lies a zippy octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip replacing the humbler quad SD410.

The second and final major enhancement has to do with the 5-inch display, which graduates to Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) resolution from “standard” HD (1,280 x 720). The resulting pixel density score is a much crisper 440 ppi, and while the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition is still intended as a budget contender, it decidedly trudges on high-end turf as far as the screen is concerned.

Hence, the unlocked price surges to the heftier equivalent of $283, although seeing as how the 720p, quad-core model sells for $220 stateside, that’s not so bad. Not with 2GB RAM also in the equation, 16GB ROM, microSD support, 4G LTE connectivity, dual SIM, 13 and 5MP cameras, 2,470 mAh battery with Turbo Power quick charging, IP67 certification for water and dust protection, and stock pre-loaded Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

The upper mid-range handheld should see daylight in Mexico on November 13, and as of now, there are no words on a global or at least North American expansion.

Source: The Gadgets Freak

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