Motorola: We'll keep on making high-end phones

Motorola: We'll keep on making high-end phones
Motorola - not focusing only on the budget market

Motorola has insisted that it is not going to step away from competing at the top end of the phone market, despite the big success of its cheaper Moto G.

It's clear that Moto, recently flogged to Lenovo by Google, is seeking to hammer home the message that good phones can come at a decent price, but that doesn't mean the focus has completely switched from 'aspirational' flagship phones.

Speaking to TechRadar, the company's software chief Steve Horowitz made it clear that we will see a successor to the Moto X, because an aspirational phone is needed to 'bring people into the franchise.'

Aspirational phones

"I can tell you obviously without talking about our future products that there is always an element of appeal to a consumer at a lower tier to have something aspirational at a higher tier," said Horowitz.

"So we found that if we had just shipped Moto G on its own it probably wouldn't have been as successful.

"You need an aspirational thing so that people to get into the franchise and get some of the benefits of the Moto X by buying a Moto G.

"So we'll always want to push the limits on the high-end innovation because it's important for consumers to have something to aspire to at the upper tiers."

The message from Horowitz is certainly a sensible one, and it means that, for now, we can look forward to Motorola providing an alternative to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6.

Patrick Goss

Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.