Motorola announced a generous price cut on two of its affordable smartphones – Moto G Turbo and Moto G 3rd gen – in India on Thursday. Both smartphones are available exclusively on Flipkart and selling at Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 12,499 for Moto G 3rd gen and Moto G Turbo, respectively.
Motorola slashed the prices by Rs. 2,000 flat. With the latest discounts, the Moto G 3rd gen 8GB variant costs Rs. 9,999, while the 16GB model sells for Rs. 10,999. Moto G Turbo edition, which was launched just a month ago, is now available for Rs. 12,499 on Flipkart. Motorola also extended the discount to the Moto X Play model, selling it for Rs. 16,499 for the 16GB variant and Rs. 17,999 for the 32GB model.
Though Motorola did not reveal the reason behind the price slashes, it appears the rising competition in the budget smartphone space triggered the move, Gadgets360 reported.
In addition to the price cuts, there are attractive exchange offers on Moto G 3rd gen, Moto G Turbo and Moto X Play. Customers can also exchange their old devices and get up to Rs. 4,000 off on Moto G 3rd gen and up to Rs. 5,000 on Moto G Turbo edition. Moto X Play buyers can fetch up to Rs. 7,000 by trading their old functional devices. The exchange bonus offer is available only via Flipkart app.
Moto G 3rd gen was launched in India in July last year and the device offered great camera, UI experience, battery and looks. With the new price cut, Moto G 3rd gen is a worthy choice and competes against handsets like Lenovo K3 Note, Meizu M2 Note, Lenovo K4 Note and others.
Read: Moto G (3rd Gen) Review
The price cut on Moto G Turbo Edition comes as a bit of surprise as it was launched just a month ago. The handset's launch price was Rs. 14,999, but it now sells for Rs. 2,000 cheaper. For the price, it offers a waterproof and dustproof build, Turbo Power wall charger, 13MP camera, 2,470mAH battery and more.
There is no indication whether the price cuts on the Motorola phones are permanent or not, but sources revealed that the Moto X Play price cut is temporary, Tech First Post reported.