Ever since the global launch of the two new Moto devices, the Moto X Play, Moto X Style and the Moto G (3rd-gen), countries have been eager to get their hands on the devices. It was initially expected that only Moto G would launch in India, looking at the market scenario and the demand for lower mid-range devices. But the Moto X Play was eventually launched after a series of teasers, with Flipkart as their official retailer. And now, by popular demand and market trust, Motorola has officially announced the launch of the highly anticipated flagship Moto X Style to Indian markets on the October 8th, 2015, again through Flipkart as their exclusive retailer.
The Moto X Style was announced in July, and since then a series of teasers with the hashtag beautility has appeared on Motorola India’s Twitter page. This follows the successful launch of Moto X Play starting at a price of $284 (INR 18,499). As the reports suggest, declared value of each import unit stands at $460 (Rs 30,383) at the time of import, but Motorola might repeat what it did with Moto X Play and launch the device at a lower price in Flipkart. Unfortunately, there has been no announcement of Moto Maker in India yet, which leaves a big part out of buying a new Motorola phone. Moto Maker is a unique service by Motorola which allows the users to customize the device in numerous ways including colour, material of back cover, engraving and so on.
The Moto X Style is Motorola’s premium flagship device carrying a 5.7 inch Quad-HD TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device is powered by 1.8 GHz hexa core Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 418 GPU, coupled with 3 GB of RAM and internal storage of upto 64 GB with the support for further additions by a microSD card. The pre-installed OS is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop though it will soon be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The camera is a 21 MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture with support for 4K recording while the front facing camera is a 5 MP shooter with wide angle lens, and an awkwardly placed selfie flash. The phone carries a 3000 mAh battery, which Moto claims will last the device thirty hours in normal usage. How the device fares against the competition from Nexus 5C and other devices in the same price range is yet to be seen.