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No offline sales for now: Motorola refuses to follow Xiaomi

No offline sales for now: Motorola refuses to follow Xiaomi

No offline sales for now: Motorola refuses to follow Xiaomi

Affordable smartphones are getting better and better with every passing day. two handsets that seem to be the best of the best in the entry level segment include Motorola’s Moto E and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s Redmi 2.

Both the handsets have come out recently and both are ruling the chart of popularity in the segment. Earlier such great looking device with impressive specifications used to cost a lot. But things started changing first with the arrival of first generation Moto E and then the launch of Xiaomi Redmi 1S completely changed the whole picture.

The same price that couldn’t guarantee a decent handset till them could fetch you impressive looking handset that could do all the functions that a premium handset could do and could allow you to play powerful games.

xiaomi mi note cherry pinkNow as the new versions of both the handsets are out and both are substantially improved over their previous versions. Both come with a matching price tag of Rs 6,999. While Redmi 2 comes with a 4.7-inch IPS HD display the Moto E (second generation) has a 4.5 inches display.

When it comes to processor, Redmi 2 is clocked at 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor whereas Moto E has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a 1.2 GHz quadcore CPU and advanced graphics. When it comes to operating system Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes loaded with Android 4.4-based MIUI 6.0 software while the Moto E runs comes with the latest Android version namely Android Lollipop.

Both the handsets have matching 8GB internal storage and both come with expandable capability through microSD card up to 32GB.In the meantime Motorola officials have said that they don’t want to follow Xiaomi and allow offline sale of tehir handsets in India. Amit Boni, the India business head of Motorola, was quoted by Times of India as saying “It is important that when you take a strategic bet, you stand by it and make it work. That’s what we are doing with the Flipkart partnership. You need to look into other channels of sales only when your present channel is not sound enough”.

In the meantime Motorola officials have said that they don’t want to follow Xiaomi and allow offline sale of their handsets in India. Amit Boni, the India business head of Motorola, was quoted by Times of India as saying “It is important that when you take a strategic bet, you stand by it and make it work. That’s what we are doing with the Flipkart partnership. You need to look into other channels of sales only when your present channel is not sound enough”.

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