The quad-core processor that makes up the beating heart of Motorola’s budget smartphone for 2015, the Moto G, isn’t exactly lacking for power. However, the Lenovo-owned outfit decided to give the smartphone an upgrade, reports the Mexican edition of Xataca.
During its presentation of the Moto X Force, the international version of Verizon’s Droid Turbo 2 in the United States, Motorola also introduced the Moto G Turbo Edition. Staying true to its name, the Moto G Turbo Edition swaps out the 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor for the octa-core Snapdragon 615.
In addition, where the Moto G 2015 doesn’t include support for fast charging, the Moto G Turbo Edition does, thanks to the inclusion of TurboPower.
Everywhere else, however, the Moto G Turbo Edition remains identical to the original Moto G 2015. The former retains the latter’s 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 resolution display, as well as the 5-megapixel camera on the front and the 13-megapixel shooter on the back. In addition, the Moto G Turbo Edition retains the dual-SIM card support and IP67 certification found on the original.
Even with the bump in power and the fast charging, the 4,699 pesos, or roughly $280, price tag of the Moto G Turbo Edition means the handset manages to remain in budget smartphone territory. That price tag also nets Mexican customers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. By comparison, the Moto G 2015 with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage goes for 3,699 pesos, or $220, while the version with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage goes for 4,299 pesos, or $255.
Whether the Moto G Turbo Edition will remain exclusive to Mexico remains to be seen, though Motorola has released region-specific smartphones in the past. Regardless, we were very happy with the Moto G 2015 when we reviewed it in September, saying it’s an incredible deal for the relatively low price tag it carries.