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Motorola brings Moto G5 to India for Rs 11,999

Moto G5 features a full metal design, faster processor and better camera functionality

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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(L-R) Anuj Sharma, Product Marketing Head, Motorola Mobility India, Manish Tiwary, Vice-President, Amazon India, Lopamudra Raut,Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India, Country Head, Lenovo MBG India, Dillon Ye, Vice-president, Lenovo MBG Asia Pacific at the launch of the new Moto G5 in New Delhi (Photo: Sanjay Sharma)

Handset maker on Tuesday launched the fifth generation of its best-selling Moto G series — — in the Indian market for Rs 11,999.

The company had launched the higher-end Plus last month in

The — which will be available on Amazon.In — features a full metal design, faster processor and better camera functionality. The device will compete with handsets from Xiaomi, as well as those from the stable of its parent Lenovo.

"Moto G is our biggest franchise and the fastest selling as well. We had launched the Moto G5 Plus a few weeks back and now we are bringing the Moto G5. is an important market and we want to offer the best from our portfolio to consumers here," Mobility Managing Director Sudhin Mathur told reporters here.

Over six million units of the Moto G (first four generations) have been sold in India so far.

The Android Nougat-based Moto G5 features a 5-inch display, 1.4Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, internal storage of 16GB (expandable up to 128GB), 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras and 2,800 mAh battery.

At the end of 2016, Lenovo and had 8.9 per cent share of the Indian smartphone market, as per research firm IDC.

The Indian smartphone market has seen a significant shift in the last few quarters with homegrown brands being pushed out of the top five positions by Chinese firms like Lenovo, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo.

First Published: Tue, April 04 2017. 16:42 IST