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Moto G6, Moto G6 Play launched in India: Full specifications, price, features

Motorola launched the new generation Moto G series smartphones in India today. Check out the full specifications and features of Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play budget Android smartphones.

tech Updated: Jun 04, 2018 14:20 IST
Kul Bhushan
Kul Bhushan
Hindustan Times
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Moto G6 will be available exclusively via Amazon India and at Moto Hub stores across India in Indigo Black colour.(Motorola)

Motorola on Monday launched budget smartphones Moto G6 and Moto G6 smartphones in India. Moto G6 starts at Rs 13,999 for the base model, while Moto G6 Play will retail at Rs 11,999. Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play will be available online via Amazon India and Flipkart, respectively, starting midnight.

Moto G6is the successor to the last year’s Moto G5. Motorola’s Moto G6 series comes with major design changes and minor specifications upgrades. For instance, Motorola’s new smartphones come with an 18:9 aspect ratio and glass design among other upgrades. Moto G6 smartphones will be competing with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, popular budget Android phones in India.

Moto G6 offers

There are a few launch offers available for the new Moto G6 phones. The company is offering a cashback of Rs 1,200 on purchasing the phones via Paytm mall at Moto Hubs. The scheme is available till June 6.

For online customers, Motorola is offering 1 year Amazon Prime Membership with Airtel Monthly Postpaid plans of Rs.499 or above on purchasing the Moto G6 via Amazon India. This also includes a Rs 2,000 cashback for prepaid customers. Customers with HDFC Bank Debit or Credit card will be eligible for Rs 1,250 discount.

For Moto G6 Play, customers will get an extra Rs1,500 discount over the regular exchange value on Flipkart. There’s also a flat Rs1,000 off on using ICICI Bank Credit and Debit Cards. Flipkart is also offering a guaranteed buyback value of up to Rs 5,100.

Moto G6 specifications

Moto G6 features a 5.7-inch full HD+ Max Vision display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 processor paired with 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage and 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage. For photography, Moto G6 sports a dual-camera setup of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. Up front, it houses a 16-megapixel selfie camera. On the software front, Moto G6 runs a near stock Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. The phone is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery.

Moto G6 Play specifications

Moto G6 Play has a 5.7-inch HD+ Max Vision display, with a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor running under its hood. The smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which is further expandable via a microSD card. For photography, Moto G6 Play sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel selfie camera.

The smartphone packs a 4,000mAh battery, and runsAndroid 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.

Here are the highlights from the Moto G6 India launch event.

12:54pm: Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play have officially launched in India. Stay tuned for a comprehensive report on the launches.

Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play launch in India at a starting price of Rs 11,999. (Motorola)

12:52pm: Moto G6 will be available at a starting Rs 13,999 exclusively via Amazon.in. Moto G6 Play will be available at a starting price of Rs 11,999. The phone will be exclusive to Flipkart. The two phones come with a bunch of schemes and offers.

12:50pm: Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play come with a number of software-based gesture features. These features have been available on top-end phones like Moto X4. ALSO READ: Top software features of Moto X4

12:49pm: Moto G6 also comes with a facial recognition technology, similar to Apple’s Face ID on iPhone X.  The technology allows users to unlock the screen by just looking at it.

12:47pm: Moto G6 will also get Google Lens support later this month. Google Lens is an AI-driven feature that allows users to look up a product by just pointing the camera at the item. The tool comes integrated with Google Assistant.

12:45pm: Moto G6 comes with a 16-megapixel front camera. It also has a special low-light mode for better photos in poor light conditions.

12:44pm: More on battery: Moto G6 comes with a 3,000mAh battery whereas Moto G6 Play has 4,000mAh battery.

12:43pm: Moto G6 also takes Portrait modes. Customers can later adjust the blur effect even after taking the photo. More camera details: f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual-LED and dual-tone flash.

12:42pm: Moto G6 comes with a dual-camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel sensor and 5-megapixel sensor.

12:41pm: Both Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play come with Turbo Charging for fast charging support.

12:40pm: Moto G6 comes with an edge-to-edge, Full HD+ Max Vision display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The back panel features a Corning Gorilla Glass. It also features water coating.

12:36pm: With Moto G5S, Motorola had embraced the dual-camera system, a hot trend in late 2017.

12:35pm: Evolution of Moto G phones over the years.

12:33pm: 600 Moto Hubs have been opened in India so far.

12:32pm: From Moto Hubs to a large network of service centers, Motorola has been working to improve after sales support for customers.

12:30pm: In India, Motorola on improving experience for customers.

12:29pm: Customer focus, Innovative portfolio, bold marketing, and focused expansion in targeted geos - Motorola’s key focus areas for future growth.

12:26pm: Motorola highlights its growth in Latin America. The company claims it grew 50% year-on-year in the competitive US market.

12:25pm: Motorola’s evolution over the years.

12:22pm: Shashank Sharma, Executive Director Motorola, takes the stage. He describes Moto G as the best selling product for Motorola.

12:20pm: Rachna Lather, Head of Marketing Motorola, takes the stage. “We are not here to launch another set of smartphones.” Motorola says the new phones are focused on what consumers want.

12:15pm: The event has officially begun.

New Moto G6 phones to launch today (Motorola)

12:14pm: Ahead of the official launch, Motorola is teasing the “sleek new design” and “creative camera system” of the new Moto G6.

12:09pm: The event is likely to start shortly. Click here to follow the live updates on Twitter.

11:56am: Moto G6 Play is expected to be an affordable variant of the Moto G6.

11:44am: Another upgrade you can expect from the new Moto G6 is the design. Apart from an edge-to-edge screen, Moto G6 comes with a glass back panel.

11:37am: One of the biggest differences between the new Moto G6 and the last year’s Moto G5S is the screen. Moto G5S sports a 5.2-inch full HD display whereas Moto G6 has a 5.7-inch full HD IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

First Published: Jun 04, 2018 11:12 IST