There are only two days left until Motorola will make its spanking new Moto G official and the low-cost version of the Moto X is pretty much an open book following previous spills of information and two fresh tidbits.
The first comes via Amazon UK, as the famed retailer has apparently jumped the gun and listed the G under the DVX codename and XT1032 model number. Of course, the handheld is not actually up for grabs and shipping at this time, being instead said to go on sale come November 14, so immediately after its expected formal intro.
Great news, but there’s more. The British off-contract price tag sounds positively dreamy too, being the equivalent of roughly $257 (£159.99). Taking into consideration the usual taxes and import costs, a $200 price point stateside appears very much in the cards. And for a 16 GB flavor, mind you.
Granted, with no image available and an extremely light list of features, chances are Amazon’s listing appeared as the result of a blunder or typo.
What’s definitely not a typo is Moto G’s first benchmarking visit over at GFX Bench, where the device again carries the XT1032 model number. By far the most precious and encouraging find after perusing the GFX Bench filing is the pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat, which contradicts a number of earlier stories that pegged 4.3 Jelly Bean as the OS of choice for this little guy.
Did I say little? Well, don’t expect anything tiny, as the screen resolution is most definitely 720p, so the diagonal can’t measure less than 4.5 inches. On top of it all, it’s now nearly confirmed a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz will run the hardware show, which is quite peachy for only 200 or 250 bucks.
Want to know more? I’m afraid there’s nothing else to report, but remember, November 13 is D-Day and so in a measly 48 hours we’ll be able to give you the full skinny. Stay tuned.