American telecommunication major, Motorola has formally launched the much anticipated feature-rich mid-range smartphone Moto G in India.

The company took to twitter to confirm the news. "Moto G is now available in India, exclusively on Flipkart. Order it today to take advantage of launch offers," it said

Flipkart has listed the Moto G variants -16 GB and 8GB for ₹13,999 and ₹12,999, but the sales are yet to commence. [Prospective buyers can check out here]

As a promotional gesture, the online retailer is offering ₹500 discounts on e-Books, ₹1000-off on the clothing, flat 70-percent off on cover-cases and some lucky  consumers will also stand a chance to win 100-percent cash back (in terms of store credit) with the purchase of Moto G. [offer is for limited period only]

Apart from Flipkart, Snapdeal is also retailing Moto G. As of now, the pre-order booking has been closed due non-availability of stocks. It recorded 1000 orders within 2 hours of listing the Moto G on 4 February, reported BGR.  

Feature-rich Moto G flaunts a 4.5-inch HD (1270x720p) LCD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield and houses dual-SIM slots. It run on the Android v4.3 Jelly Bean (guaranteed to get KitKat update) powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor backed by 1GB RAM and comes in 8GG and 16GB variants.

With the launch, Motorola Moto G is expected to give a stiff challenge to low-cost Indian smartphones like Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200, Lava Iris Pro 30, Karbonn Titanium S5 plus and others.

Key specifications of Motorola Moto G:

Model Motorola Moto G (Dual-SIM model confirmed for India)
Display 4.5-inch HD (1270x720p) LCD screen with 329 ppi (pixels per inch), comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield.
OS  Android v4.4 KitKat
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed
Storage capacity 8GB/16 GB variants ( no microSD card slot)
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flashFront: 1.3-megapixel camera 
Network 3G
Battery 2,070 mAh
Add-ons Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n),Bluetooth v4.0, USB, NFC, GPS
Dimensions 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm
Weight 143 g
Price 8GB: ₹12,999) & 16GB: ₹13,999