As you all know by now, Motorola Mobility is now a Lenovo-owned company. This China-based tech giant has purchased Motorola Mobility from Google a while back, and it was just a matter of time before Motorola-braded devices will go on sale in China. That has actually happened back in January, the company has launched their 2nd-gen Moto G and Moto X devices, along with the Moto X Pro phablet (which is essentially a re-named Nexus 6). The devices have been available for purchase in that Asian country for quite some time now, but Moto Maker was not, at least until now.
Motorola has announced the availability of Moto Maker in China during the company’s TechWorld press conference in Beijing. What is a Moto Maker? Well, it’s Motorola’s software which lets you create your own version of the Moto X (2nd-gen) device which the company then ships your way. They let you customize your device, change certain aspects of it and end up owning a rather unique smartphone. The Chinese Moto Maker is available at the motomaker.cn website, and the prices for a custom Moto X handset start at 2,799 Yuan ($451). Premium wood and leather options are available here as well, just like in the US.
The company is actually offering a rather significant discount on all three as part of the Moto Maker launch promotion. You can purchase the Moto G (2nd-gen) handset from Moto’s Chinese store for 999 Yuan ($161), or the Moto X Pro for 3,999 Yuan ($645). You can also purchase the non-customized version of the Moto X (2nd-gen) for 2,699 ($435). Keep in mind that this offer is good until June 2nd, so if you’re interested in getting either of these devices at these prices, you’ll need to hurry.
There you have it folks, Motorola has finally launched Moto Maker in China as well, offering China-based consumers quite a few customization options. It will certainly be interesting to see how well will these devices sell, the customization is certainly a nice selling point, but considering how fierce the competition is and the pricing of other similarly-specced devices over there… well, Motorola certainly won’t have an easy job,that’s for sure.