Google's New Moto G Could Be too Small for Emerging Markets

Google's (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) subsidiary, Motorola, unveiled the Moto G on Wednesday, a stripped-down version of the Moto X. The phone could catch on in emerging markets, says Fool contributor Sam Mattera in the following video, but could be hampered by its smaller form-factor.

At just 4.5-inches, the Moto G is far removed from the phablets that have taken emerging markets by storm, Sam says. Nokia's (NYSE: NOK  ) new Lumia 1320 could be far more successful; though it's more expensive, its 6-inch display could capture the hearts of emerging market consumers. At any rate, Google investors should hope the Moto G does well -- it could help to beat back Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF  ) in markets like India and Africa.

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