Motorola's next Moto G phone may be released Sept. 10

The potential launch date for a 5-inch version of the low-cost smartphone comes via the GSM Arena tech site, citing a retailer.

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The Moto G smartphone. Sarah Tew/CNET

The next generation of Motorola Mobility's low-cost Moto G smartphone may go on sale as soon as September 10.

GSM Arena, a tech news and reviews site, reported Monday that a new 5-inch version of the budget phone is expected, following up the 4.5-inch Moto G and Moto G 4G LTE. The information came from a retailer, GSM Arena said, adding that some retailers may be getting the new phone as soon as late August but won't be allowed to sell it until September.

Moto G is the low-cost brother to the Moto X. Both phone lineups will soon be under the control of Lenovo, which is in the process of purchasing Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.9 billion.

The Moto G went on sale in the US in November and currently sells for $100 with Verizon Cricket, and Boost Mobile, and $150 with Republic Wireless. The 4G LTE version goes for $100 with US Cellular.

A Motorola representative didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Ben Fox Rubin is a staff writer for CNET, covering component suppliers, mobile and general technology. He previously wrote for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. Ben grew up in Philly, where he developed an affinity for the Eagles and Rocky-style exercise montages.

 

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