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More Android smartphones are coming: Galaxy S 4 Zoom and Moto G

The Moto G is thought to be low-cost version of the Moto X

November 4, 2013 01:34 PM ET

Computerworld - More Android smartphones are scheduled to hit the market in preparation for holiday sales.

AT&T will launch the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom on Friday, Nov. 8, while Motorola is teasing the Moto G for Nov. 13.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

The 4.3-in. Zoom will cost $199.99 with a two-year pact, or $25 a month on installment, AT&T announced. It runs Android Jelly Bean over 4G LTE and features a 16-megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom on the rear. There's also a 1.9 megapixel front camera.

Samsung specs show the Zoom has a Pega dual-core chip and a 2330 mAh battery.

The Moto G is reportedly a low-priced entry-level version of the Moto X, which sells as a developer edition, unlocked, for $650.

All Motorola would say in a graphic of the globe emblazoned with a Motorola brand "M" was "Save the Date, 13 November 2013." The globe likely indicates a global launch.

Some reports, including at Androidandme, indicate the Moto G could have an unlocked price $215, even with a quad-core processor.

Last week, Sprint announced four new smartphones, including three for Nov. 8: the Samsung Galaxy Mega for $199.99 and the Galaxy S 4 mini for $99.99, as well as the LG G2 for $199.99. The HTC One max will also be available soon for $249.99, Sprint said.

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