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[News] Moto G5 Plus to Be Flipkart Exclusive; Likely to Go on Sale on March 15

2017-03-08 00:52:19
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  • Moto G5 Plus set to launch on March 15
  • The smartphone will be Flipkart exclusive
  • Flipkart and Moto brand said to cross 10 million units together

Lenovo has already confirmed it will be launching the newly unveiled Moto G5 Plus in India on March 15. Now, Flipkart has told Gadgets 360 that the new Moto G5 Plus will be available exclusively on its e-commerce website. The company has also started teasing the launch on its social platform. Separately, we've learnt the likely Moto G5 Plus release date in India is March 15 - the same day as the launch.
Talking to Gadgets 360, Ayyappan Rajgopal, Director of Smartphones at Flipkart, spoke about the importance of the Moto G brand to Flipkart. "The Moto G is not like every other product because the Moto G is the one which changed the way the smartphones starting getting sold on online platform. So, this is different kind of product which started bringing customers to online channel so until then it was all your regular brands like Samsung or Apple which were available via traditional channels. But, with first-generation Moto G this started changing," said Rajgopal.
Moto G5 Plus exclusive to Flipkart
He also added that the Moto G5 Plus launch on Flipkart is a homecoming for the Moto G-series as the fourth-generation Moto G phones were not available on Flipkart.
For those unaware, Motorola's first Moto G smartphone was made exclusively available in India back in 2014 via Flipkart. The exclusivity, however, didn't last forever as Moto in September 2015 announced to expand their availability to sell its Moto-range of devices in India on other platforms like Amazon.
Additionally, one of the sources close to Flipkart revealed to Gadgets 360 that the Moto brand and Flipkart are together set to cross the 10-million-smartphones-sold mark together - a milestone they will certainly pass when the Moto G5 Plus sales begin in the country.
Moto G5 Plus India launch date
The source also revealed while a March 15 release date is being considered for the Moto G5 Plus' availability in India via Flipkart, a final decision has yet to be taken by both the brands. Some of the recent Moto smartphones that have been exclusive to Flipkart include the Moto E3 Power and Moto M. In our discussion, Rajgopal claimed both these smartphones saw a huge response from Indian customers, with the Moto E3 Power selling over 100,000 phones on its first sale day, while the Moto M went out of stock in its first sale.
Moto G5 Plus price in India
For the Moto G5 Plus, we can expect the Moto brand to be aggressive with the pricing as the new Moto G-series phone will be taking on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Review) in India.
Separately, in an emailed statement, Moto revealed that Flipkart will have "interesting launch offers for the Moto G5 Plus".
For pricing, the Moto G5 Plus was launched at $229 (roughly Rs. 15,300) for the 2GB of RAM with 32GB storage model, and EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 19,700) for the 3GB of RAM with 32GB storage variant. The price of the 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage Moto G5 Plus variant was not announced at MWC 2017.

2017-03-08 00:52:19
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Swetu | from app


thanks for sharing
2017-03-08 01:11:11

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Venugopal N | from MI 3W


So, every other brands try to catch up with XIAOMI in Indian mobile market. However availability of units shall always  be problem for XIAOMI.
2017-03-08 01:40:11

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flipkart suckssss
2017-03-08 01:41:14

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Innocent Pawann | from app


it added in my cart before 12pm
its on 11:58..
at 12pm it goes out of stock..
what the f*******--k.
2017-03-08 01:42:44

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AMTS | from Redmi Note 4


xiaomi has put all them in there shoes. having rn4 feels me proud.
2017-03-08 01:49:26
no it will be amazon exclusive
2017-03-08 01:58:07

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Innocent Pawann
flipkart suckssss

same here bro...
2017-03-08 02:01:04

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Thanks for sharing
2017-03-08 02:19:10

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BeingBishal | from MI 5


Thanks for the INFO :)
2017-03-08 02:31:07

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thanks for sharing
2017-03-08 04:13:59
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