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New Moto G adds better camera, larger screen, and water dunkabilityThe Moto G still costs $180 (or more) but has better specs, and now it can be dropped in one meter of water for 30 minutes thanks to IPX7 water resistance.
Motorola's Moto G is a really affordable smartphone. It came out in several iterations before, and now a new one is available starting today. It's going to be a cost of $180 in the U.S., and the difference is that this now has a five inch 720p display, upgraded 13 megapixel rear camera Moto Maker compatible so you can pick all sorts of different designs and it's a pretty nice little phone. It's got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. One Gig or Two Gigs of RAM. Micro SD card storage plus you've got fair amount of onboard storage. Not great in the entry. Eight gigabytes. Or a 16 gig. And this is gonna be a globally available phone, with the idea that you can get on board with a smartphone and not pay all that much. That's been what's made the Moto G pretty great before, and they're slowly bumping up the specs to catch up to what the Moto X had been offering before. The Moto G is an LTE phone, and now it's also water resistant, which is a nice plus. The Moto G's water resistance is a step above any other current Moto phone. It's IPX 7. It can be dunked in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes. And to a lot of people who haven't seen the Moto X in a while, it's probably gonna look like the Moto X. And in fact, it's really not all that different from the Moto X From a couple years ago. I'm Scott Stein, here in New York, with the new Moto G from Motorola, and Lenova. [MUSIC]