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Moto G, Moto G Plus launch in U.S. on July 12

by Todd Haselton | June 28, 2016June 28, 2016 12:00 pm PDT

Motorola announced Tuesday that the new Moto G and Moto G Plus, unveiled early last month, will officially launch in the United States on July 12.

The phones will be available from, Best Buy, BrandsMart, B&H, Car Toys, Fry’s MicroCenter,, Sam’s Club and The Moto G will be available starting at $199 while you’ll pay a $49 premium for the $249 Moto G Plus. The phones are relatively similar, with the Moto G Plus including a fingerprint reader and a 16-megapixel camera, up from the 13-megapixel shooter on the Moto G.

When the phones were announced in India, Motorola said they’ll be available with Snapdragon 617 processors, 5.5-inch 1080p displays, 2GB to 4GB of RAM, 5MP front-facing cameras and storage options ranging from 16GB to 64GB. The company hasn’t yet broken down the prices for RAM and storage upgrades, if they’ll even be available in the U.S.

Motorola was sure to highlight that the new Moto G is “universally unlocked,” which means it will work on CDMA and GSM carriers.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...