During their event today, Motorola has announced the long-expected Moto G, a new smartphone that Motorola says will offer a premium experience at a price that most people can afford.

The handset will feature the same design as the Moto X, with an edge-to-edge display, Corning Gorilla Glass and a curved coloured back, as well as a 4.5 inch display with a 720p resolution and 329ppi, something that Motorola say is the best display in its class.

In terms of performance, the Moto G will also feature a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM, but still featuring a great battery life from the built-in 2070mAh that Motorola say will offer 14 hours of talk time.

And to top it all off, Moto G will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with a guaranteed update to the new Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, releasing by January 2014.

There’s also removable backs that can be customised to the user’s choice, with the option to buy add-on cases to protect the phone on both it sides and front.

All of this for an impressive price of $179 in the US for the 8GB and $199 for the 16GB from motorola.com, and the phone will also be available in 30 other countries around the world, with dual-SIM versions available where it is needed, but no price for these has been announced yet.

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