Moto G - Liveblog - 2013 - Promo Video - 006

The Moto G will cost $179 for the 8GB model off-contract or $199 for the 16GB variant. The new handset represents Motorola’s attempt to offer a low-cost smartphone without sacrificing on specs or software. The device packs a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 4.5-inch display with a 720p resolution.

Motorola’s goal with the low price is to get its devices in the hands of more people, especially those who can’t afford super expensive $600 smartphones off contract, and consumers in emerging markets. There’s a catch, however, in that the Moto G doesn’t support 4G LTE, which means you won’t be surfing on the fastest networks in the U.S.

Still, its price is very appealing, and we can’t wait to check out the phone ourselves. Stay tuned.