Motorola has kept us on our toes this week. In addition to the Moto E, which is Motorola’s brand new model, the company also announced two new versions of the Moto G – one with 4G LTE connectivity and the other customized in the spirit of Ferrari. We got wind of the Moto G Ferrari Edition allegedly being in the works since April, and now the phone has been unveiled in Mexico.
Moto G Ferrari Edition Smartphone
Earlier rumors didn’t mention any technical details besides the phone’s rather luxurious-sounding name, so we were left to speculate what the might or might not get improved. The most obvious bet was on the design and the predictions turned out spot-on. The Moto G Ferrari Edition features a Kevlar back which brings to mind Motorola’s famous DROID line of phones. Kevlar panel is not only more attractive to look at but also more durable than plastic.
The speaker grill and camera lens both have red accents. The color plays nicely with black background and contributes greatly to a more “sporty” look. There is a Ferrari crest on the back and a Ferrari logo below the screen and the device will come with exclusive Ferrari content, which we assume refers to wallpapers and ringtones. A bunch of Ferrari-themed accessories also will be available for the phone.
To a disappointment of many, Motorola focused on the exterior only leaving the insides the way they were before. New design aside, the Moto G Ferrari Edition is the same old Moto G, which is not bad at all but still not even close to a Ferrari class. As a reminder, the Moto G features a 4.5-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, 5-megapixel rear camera and obviously runs Android. At the moment it’s not clear whether the phone supports 4G LTE or not.
The Moto G Ferrari Edition will go on sale in June and will be priced at $387 which is well above the regular Moto G price range. Whether the design tweaks will be worth the extra cash is for you to decide, that is if the phone will ever make it to the US.