Carrier leak seemingly reveals third-gen Moto G pricing

For all we’ve heard about Motorola’s third-gen Moto G, which by all accounts will launch on Tuesday, there are still a few big unanswered questions. Considering how the Moto G is positioned as a more affordable alternative to the Moto X, pricing is a big factor that will help dictate the phone’s ultimate success, but so far we haven’t had a great sense for just how much the phone might end up costing. Would it follow in the footsteps of the first two Moto G models, priced at just about $180 at launch? This evening, a new carrier leak attempts to answer that question.

So far our best guesses at Moto G pricing have come from retailers, like the premature listing we earlier this week that put the phone at about 200 euros. What about the US, though? A screen pic from what’s presented as an internal US Cellular database appears to list the new Moto G already, and shows the phone returning at that same $180 point as in previous years.

Considering the handset’s relatively conservative specs, it’s not really that surprising that Motorola would bring it back at the same price point. Maybe what we’re more interested in isn’t addressed here, though: what effect possible Moto Maker options could have on pricing. Will we really see a 16GB/2GB RAM configuration, and what might it add to the phone’s cost? Back in the day, the 16GB storage option added $20 to the phone’s sticker price, but the addition of extra RAM could see that change. What about exotic materials like wooden backs? Check back with Pocketnow on Tuesday for what will hopefully be answers.

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Source: Droid Life

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