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Moto G: coming to the world on November 13th

Loie Favre
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Last week we saw the name Moto G briefly appear and vanish on the Moto X website and now Motorola has made it official in a tweet saying: ‘Time to say hola, ola, g’day, hallo, bonjour, namaste, hello to Moto G’, which is a pretty clear indication that, unlike the Moto X, this new Moto handset will be available internationally. If that wasn’t enough, we already know the date!

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 © Motorola

If you go over to moto-g.com, you can sign up to get the live online announcement on November 13th 2013. This is presumably when the new Motorola smartphone will be announced. From the tweet, the translations for hello are in Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Hindi/Nepalese and English, which is a good indication that the device will be coming to Spain, Portugal (or Brazil), Australia, Germany, France, India, and the UK. It’s nice to see a manufacturer being super clear about (most of) their unveiling details for a change; we know when and where. Now all we need to know is what!

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A couple days ago, @evleaks released this pic of the Moto G showing a 4.7-inch smartphone. / © @evleaks

As for what the Moto G will be, we’ve got different stories coming from left and right. Your friendly neighbourhood leakster @evleaks tweeted a few days ago that it will be a 4.7-inch smartphone with a resolution of 720p, internal storage of either 8 or 16 GB, an 8 MP camera, a LG-made 1950mAh battery and lastly, will be contract free.

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The @evleaks version of the Moto G has better specs and is bigger. We don't have too long to wait to find out who is right...if any. / © GSM Arena

But then another picture appeared on GSM Arena of a Christmas Brochure from the British store Phones4u. The image suggests that the second offspring of the Google Motorola relationship will be a 4.5-inch smartphone packing a 720p edge-to-edge display with Gorilla Glass, ticking away with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU. Along with a presumed 8 GB of storage, the image shows a 5 MP back-facing camera with 720p video recording and a front-facing 1.3 MP shooter. Finally, if these be true, Moto G will have a 1,950 mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, interchangeable back panels and dual-SIM support.

The big thing to take from it all though, is that this won’t be an all-American phone like the Moto X (check out the review) anymore: the Moto G will be a citizen of the world in just nine days.