After its grand success with Moto G, Motorola has listed its rugged variant Moto G ‘Forte’ on its Mexican company website. The only interesting and notable difference between the Moto G Forte and the vanilla Moto G, is that the former packs a Motorola rugged Grip Shell out-of-the-box. Motorola Grip Shells for Moto G can be purchased for $14.99 in the US market and are available in the Indian market for Rs 999.
Key features of Moto G ‘Forte’ include a 4.5-inch HD ‘edge-to-edge’ display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels with a Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (Cortex-A7) processor coupled with an Adreno 305 GPU.
It offers 1 GB RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera along with an LED flash and also includes a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera supports HD (720p) video recording. The Moto G Forte packs a 2070mAh battery, which can run up to 24 hours of mixed use. Also the Motorola Grip Shells have rubberized edges and help protect the handset from scratches as well as damage in case the device falls.
As a launch offer Motorola is also throwing in 50GB of Google Drive storage for a limited time. Currently Moto G Forte is available in Mexico via telecom carrier Nextel, with no clear indication that other operators will be picking up the device. Also as of now there is no official announcement of its launch in other markets.
Moto G launch turned out to be a huge success for Motorola all across the world, following which Motorola launched the Moto X for around $400 ,without any contract and was delivered as an unlocked GSM phone, was highly successful. So it is highly predictive that Moto G Forte will also be a major success.