Moto G Forte, a (slightly) more robust Moto G goes official

After suffering a leak not much long back, the Forte avatar of the uber popular Motorola Moto G finally went official.

Unlike previously believed, the device is no IP67 certified, i.e., it still won’t be water and/or dust proof. What’s changed though, is the rear shell — the Moto G Forte now comes with the Moto G Grip Shell right out of the box. The Grip Shell is an add-on that goes for $15 apiece, something which should reflect in the price of the Moto G Forte as well.

The device retains the internals from the original Moto G, which include a 4.5-inch HD screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and a 2020mAh apart from imaging hardware that consist of a 5 mega-pixel rear shooter and an HD front.

The device is only available on Mexico’s Nextel network with 50GB free Google Drive space. There’s however no word on availability in other markets as yet.

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