Details of the new, cheaper Moto G leaked out over the weekend, when a version appeared on's UK website at a price of 160 pounds, without a contract from a cellphone carrier. In the United States, the phone would be cheaper, the journal reported.

The Moto G, which will be formally introduced at an event in Brazil on Wednesday, arrives amid disappointing early sales data for the Moto X, the newspaper said.

Meanwhile, Motorola on Monday cut the US price of its high-end Moto X with a two-year carrier contract to USD 100 from USD 200, as sales of that device have proven disappointing, the journal said.

Motorola could not immediately be reached for comment outside of regular US business hours.


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