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Photos of Motorola’s upcoming Moto G smartphone leaked online

Photos of Motorola's new Moto G smartphone, the midrange version of the Moto X, have emerged ahead of its launch on 13 November.

Motorola has not officially announced anything about the phone's launch apart from the date, though recent leaks also by notorious Twitter user @evleaks revealed some of the specs.

The phone is expected to cost £135 off contract and will run Android's 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 8GB of storage. It will also have a 5-megapixel camera capable of shooting video at 720p, as well as a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.

Other features include interchangeable back panels, dual-SIM capabilities, and a 4.5in 1,280 x 720 pixel display protected by Gorilla Glass and a 'water repellent coating'.

Motorola unveiled its flagship smartphone Moto X in the US last August, the first brand new device to appear since the Google acquisition. Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside said that it was effectively "the relaunch of Motorola."

When questioned in August about why it was not released in the UK, a spokesperson for the company hinted at the forthcoming release of the Moto G in Europe, as well as perhaps more devices from the same family.

"It doesn't mean that Europe is not a key priority for Motorola," the spokesperson said. "Essentially, the Moto X is the first device in a new product portfolio, basically a new family of devices.

"Because it is the first one, the Moto X has had a real buzz around it, but the US launch is not about the US being Motorola's priority at all, there are devices coming to Europe. We can't share what they are as of yet, but they are from the same family. They are cool and they are exciting and there is a lot in Europe coming up."