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Motorola Cuts Deals With Grocery Chains, New Range Lauched In OZ

Motorola has moved to cut deals with grocery chains Coles and Woolworth who like Aldi are signing up millions of Australians to cheap SIM card deals primarily running on the Telstra and Optus networks.

Speaking at the launch of a new range of Motorola smartphones that include a new Moto Z, Moto C at the value end and Moto E in the mid-market Motorola Australia Managing Director Adamopoulos said that he will shortly announce a new sales deal with a “major carrier” in Australia.

He has also announced sales deal with Australia Post.

Sridhar Ramaswamy Director of Marketing Asia Pacific for Lenovo said that Motorola has witnessed 20% global growth for Motorola products and that the two big markets globally for the Lenovo owned brand were Brazil and India.

He said that Motorola is aiming to become the #3 brand globally behind Samsung and Apple.

It was only a month ago that HTC was making the same claim at the launch of the new HTC U 11 which has set a new preorder record for the Taiwanese Company.

Speaking to ChannelNews, Adamopoulos said that with the introduction of three new models and “competitive pricing” coupled with expanded distribution of Motorola smartphone models and accessories he was confident that Motorola would lift sales further in Australia.

He announced that their new Moto Z model would retail for $699 “instead of $999” he said.

The Moto E4 will retail for $249 and the value Moto C for $149.

The $699 Motorola Moto Z and Motorola Moto Z Play will be available from tomorrow

The Moto Z2 Play mid-range 5.5 inch Full HD phone running Android 7.1.1 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

It has a 12MP f/1.7 dual autofocus pixel model with 1.4um sensors and a laser autofocus range of up to 5 metres.

It also has a 3000mAh battery, which is smaller than the previous Moto Z Play, which had a 3,510mAh battery. Motorola has blamed this on a move to make the device thinner.

The Company is offering an additional battery pack as a separate accessory.

The new Moto Turbo Power Pack will cost $99, while new style shells for the rear of the phone will enable wireless charging, and cost $59 each.
The Motorola Moto Z2 Play will be available from Harvey Norman, The Good Guys Stores, Officeworks and independent retailers.

The Moto E4 and Moto C phones are also available immediately or $249 and $149 respectively.

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