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[Representational Image] Moto G Play tipped to be released in India; Price details leaked. In Picture: Motorola Moto G4 seriesMoto US via Twitter

The budget variant of Motorola's fourth generation Moto G series, Moto G4 Play, might soon set foot in India, if a new report is to be believed.

Technology blog, MotoG3 has stumbled upon the import manifest of the Moto G4 Play on Zauba.com, an Indian based logistic company website. As per the manifest, 14 Motorola devices bearing XT-1607 model number have been imported from the U.S. to New Delhi and we believe that the company will be using them for compatibility test with the Indian cellular network.

Compared to the U.S., China and other developed markets, India's telecommunication network (2G, 3G and 4G) is a bit different; the network spectrum is regulated by the government. This disparity had previously forced some companies to release only 3G models in the subcontinent.

Once done with testing, they will need to receive the necessary certification from the government-run telecommunication agencies and then launch the device in the country.

Another interesting thing we noticed in the Moto G4 Play import manifest is that each unit will cost Rs. 6,804. However, this is not likely to be the final price, as the devices imported will be liable to pay import duties and this may escalate the price by at least Rs. 1500 or Rs. 2000.

If the sources of the MotoG3 are to be believed, Moto G4 Play will be retailed for Rs, 8.999 in India. This seems believable considering the hardware it features.

Once the Moto G4 Play (Rs. 8,999) get launched, Motorola will have four Moto G4 series phones -- Moto G4 (Rs. 12,499), Moto G4 Plus -- 2GB RAM+ 16GB storage ( Rs. 13,499) and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage (Rs. 14,999) -- to cater to consumers in different price segments.

So far, Motorola has not made any official comment on the rumours of Moto G4 Play India release. Watch this space for more updates.

For the uninitiated, Moto G4 Play sports a smaller 5.0-inch screen with HD (1280x720p) resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 8MP primary camera, 5MP front snapper and a 2800mAh battery.

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Key specifications of Moto G4 series models:

Models Moto G4 Play (XT1607) Moto G4 (XT1625) Moto G4 Plus (XT1644)
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screen
  • Pixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU (with Motorola Mobile Computing system) 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor (with Motorola Mobile Computing system) 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor (with Motorola Mobile Computing system)
GPU 450MHz Adreno 306 550MHz Adreno 405 550MHz Adreno 405
RAM 2GB 2GB 2GB/3GB/4GB
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 128GB 16GB/32GB, expandable up to 128GB 16GB/32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera
  • Main: 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, 4 x zoom, burst mode, auto HDR, Panorama, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, display flash
  • Main: 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, colour balancing dual-LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), professional mode, quick capture, 4 x digital zoom, auto HDR, video stabilization, slow motion video, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, display flash
  • Main: 16MP camera with laser auto focus, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), f/2.0 aperture, colour balancing dual-LED flash, professional mode, quick capture, 4 x digital zoom, auto HDR, video stabilization, slow motion video, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, display flash
Battery 2800mAh, up to 24 hours under mixed usage 3000mAh; up to 24 hours under mixed usage (TurboPower for up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging) 3000mAh; up to 24 hours under mixed usage (TurboPower for up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging)
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Water repellent nano-coating, Micro-SIM (nano-SIM with included adaptor in select regions), Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), front-ported loud speaker 2-mics, micro USB port, A-GPS, Water repellent nano-coating, fingerprint reader, micro-SIM (nano-SIM with included adaptor in select regions), Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4GHz+ 5GHz), A-GPS, Front-ported loud speakers with 2 mics, micro USB Water repellent nano-coating, fingerprint reader, micro-SIM (nano-SIM with included adaptor in select regions), Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4GHz+ 5GHz), A-GPS, Front-ported loud speakers with 2 mics, micro USB port,
Dimensions 144.4 x 72.0 x 8.95-9.9 mm 153.0 x 76.6 x 7.9 – 9.8 mm 153.0 x 76.6 x 7.9 – 9.8 mm
Weight 137g 155 g 155 g
Colours black and white black and white black and white
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