After getting a positive response from the Indian smartphone market for the previously launched X, G and E series smartphones, Lenovo-owned Motorola Mobility has announced that it is about to end exclusivity of its products on Flipkart and the firm will start selling the budget handset Moto E 2nd Gen. on offline stores and e-commerce websites including Sanpdeal and Amazon.in.
Reports coming from the company suggest that Motorola has tied up with Bright Star India for the distribution of the products, throughout the country.
The Indian consumers can still avail the Moto smartphones from Flipkart, as usual, meanwhile, its $G variant of Moto E 2nd Gen can be picked from the selected Airtel stores and both 3G and 4G variants will be available for sale on Amazon India and Snapdeal, starting from September 25.
“Responding to growing demand from our consumers we have made a strategic move of increasing the availability of our portfolio across offline and multiple online shopping platforms. To start off, we will be available at select stores for our consumers to experience and purchase the device,” Amit Boni, general manager, Motorola Mobility India said.
However, Boni hasn’t revealed any timing details regarding the availability of the newly launched devices, Moto X Play and Moto G 3rd Gen, on the other online channels and offline stores.
Besides this, previously rumored and guessed, Moto Maker probably debut in India, however, the timing for the same isn’t revealed yet. The Moto Maker programme allows the user to choose from a range of hardware variants like a wooden panel or a leather back for the Moto X (Sec. Gen.) and face and band variants for the Moto 360. There are also various storage options available for the smartphone.
The Moto Maker Tool is currently available in US, some areas of Latin America and Western Europe. Last month, the parent firm Lenovo has launched the flagship device, Moto X 2 of the year in the own domestic country. Meanwhile, the Chinese consumers were able to personalise the band and face of their Moto 360 with the tool.
Tech Specs for Moto E (Second Gen)
|Display||4.5-inch 960×560 IPS display|
|Camera||5MP rear and VGA front|
|Processor||1.2 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad Core|
|OS||Android v5 Lollipop (out-of-the-box)|