The Moto G arrived in Canada today for $200 off-contract or free with a two-year contract from TELUS. Motorola’s budget friendly smartphone is also available on Koodo Mobile—a mobile service provider started by TELUS that mostly targets younger customers with prepaid and postpaid services—for $200.
Motorola’s newest smartphone currently runs Android 4.3, though the company promises it will receive Android 4.4 KitKat early next year. Meanwhile, U.S. consumers won’t have access to the device until January 2014, when it will ship already running KitKat. The U.S. version will also be slightly cheaper, starting at just $179 off contract.
The Moto G comes equipped with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720-pixel display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of 16GB of internal storage with microSD support, 50GB of Google Drive cloud storage, a 5-megapixel main camera, a 1.3-megapixel secondary camera, and a 2070mAh battery. Motorola is also selling swappable back panels, which come in different colors and designs including one with a built in protective bumper.