The company also hints to a Moto X successor for later this summer
One of the most popular entry-level Android smartphones available on the market, Motorola Moto G has recently been launched in India. However, the company’s flagship handset, the Moto X is only available in select countries.Fortunately for Motorola fans, the US-based company plans to expand Moto X availability to additional territories. During its press conference at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, Motorola answered a few questions coming from the press and offered more information on its current and future products.
After showing tremendous success in India, the popular Moto G might soon be followed by Motorola’s high-end smartphone, the Moto X.
According to Motorola, the Moto X is slated for release in India “in the next few weeks.” Although an exact launch date is unavailable yet, we can safely assume that the device will go on sale sometime in March.
There is more to it, as the handset maker has also confirmed that the Moto X will be released in Australia as well around the same timeframe.
Australians can already buy the Moto G, but Motorola Moto X is still unavailable for purchase, even though it was expected to arrive in late January / early February.
Just like the Moto G, Motorola is likely to opt for online distribution of the Moto X in both countries. However, there’s a chance that some Australian carriers will add the Moto X to their portfolios. We will probably have more details on the smartphone’s availability in Australia in the coming days.
Q: When will see Moto X in Aisa A: In next few weeks Moto X will launch in India and Australia #MotoMWC— Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) February 25, 2014
Customers in India should expect the Moto X to arrive at Flipkart and possibly other authorized retailers across the country. Following Motorola’s partnership with Flipkart for the distribution of Moto G in India, it makes sense that the Moto X will be available for purchase through the Indian retailer.
In fact, Flipkart may be the sole distributor for the Moto X for one or two weeks, as Motorola has offered the Indian retailer exclusivity over Moto G for two weeks as well.
Unlike the Moto G, Motorola Moto X won’t offer dual-SIM support, which is much sought for in India. Still, we expect the smartphone to at least ship with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box.
The Moto G received the KitKat update in India a few weeks after it hit shelves, but that shouldn’t be the case for the Moto X. For more details on the smartphone’s features and capabilities, make sure you check out our database for Motorola Moto X full specs sheet.