With this, Motorola has again regained its reputation for offering decent hardware at affordable prices.
The US firm had lost that image after it launched the third generation Moto G with 720p displays at about 30% higher prices than what similar phones were being sold for in India at the time.
The biggest casualty of the low price of Moto X Play would be the OnePlus Two, which currently has a very, very long waiting list of interested buyers.
The phones are very similar, though there are some key differences as well — particularly when it comes to fingerprint sensors and camera resolutions.
The India version of Moto X Play offers internal memory of 32 GB, and gives the user the option of extending the storage memory with the use of a MicroSD card. OnePlus Two does not have a card slot.
The X Play has a 21 MP camera but does not have a fingerprint scanner. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and a mid-range octa-core Snapdragon 615 chipset.
The phone’s 3.6 Ah battery gives a backup of 30 hours, the company said.
The aggressive pricing could also hit other mid-range players as well. Meizu MX5, for example, could also see some impact, though the phone offers both a fingerprint scanner and a full-HD Super AMOLED display at just Rs 1,500 more. However, it suffers from limited, 16 GB non-expandable memory.