Motorola Announces the Moto G Mid-Range Phone for $179

November 13 has arrived and so did the Moto G in Brazil. Motorola has announced a lower-spec version of its flagship smartphone, the Moto X. The Moto G is yet another version of Moto X with a smaller screen and without any touchless voice control or Active Notifications. It should compete well with its rivals considering the price it is being launched at. Find the spec sheet of the Moto G below:

The leaks were true and the Moto G comes with 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor and 1 GB RAM. The 4.5-inch screen has a 720p resolution. The body consists of the same curved back as the Moto X does. The back can be replaced with various other covers of different colors.

Moto G by MotorolaThe Moto G comes with a 2070 mAh battery that Motorola says will last longer than its competitors. It will come with Android 4.3 out of the box with an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade scheduled for January 2014. It is pretty much stock with some Motorola software on it. It also comes with 50 GB of Google Drive storage for two years.

Motorola Moto G

The phone itself comes in 8 GB and 16 GB variants that cost $179 for the former and $199 for the latter respectively. This is the unsubsidized, no-contract price. It is coming to Brazil and in some parts of Europe today. Canada, Latin America and some parts of Europe might receive it in the coming weeks with a January 2014 launch in the U.S. It will also be available in dual-SIM and GSM variants in some parts of the world.

Watch the Moto G launch event for more: