Motorola Moto G (2014) to get LTE Variant?
The original Motorola Moto G launched in late 2013 at an impressive price point with impressive specifications to match. In early 2104, they followed up with the announcement of the ultra affordable Moto E and a 4G LTE bump to the original Moto G.
However, in September 2014, Motorola released a follow up to the Moto G, the new Moto G without 4G LTE support. Many consumers looking forward to a bigger, better, 4G LTE enabled version of the Moto G were left disappointed. The move by Motorola made sense seeing as how they were targeting low income, emerging markets, many of which don’t yet have access to 4G LTE connectivity. Nonetheless, the move left many consumers high and dry with only one alternative, the older Moto G 4G LTE.
These consumers now have reason to rejoice as traces of a 4G LTE enabled Moto G have surfaced in Brazil on Motorola’s own website. The listing on Motorola’s website hint to the Moto G (2014) getting a LTE connectivity in addition to a bump in battery capacity to 2390 mAh from the original 2070 mAh of the current non-LTE version of the Moto G (2014). Other than these bumps, the device is the same its non-LTE counterpart.
It’s weird that the listing should leak on Motorola Brazil’s site given that Motorola has yet to announce the device themselves. However, if last year is any indication, we may be looking at an announcement coming soon, possibly with a successor to the Moto E. It’s more than likely the 4G LTE variant of the Moto G (2014) will see an eventual rollout to the rest of the world as it did last year. If last year’s pricing is any indication, the 4G LTE upgrade is only going to result in a very minor price bump.
Are you guys interested in a 4G LTE version of the Moto G (2014)? How much would you pay for it? Keep in mind, the Moto G (2014) dual SIM only retails for about MYR 650 – MYR 799 depending on which retailer you visit.