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Motorola Moto E revealed, because the Moto G wasn’t cheap enough

Move over, Moto G. There’s a new budget Motorola device in town. Leaked ahead of its London announcement, the new Motorola Moto E is the company’s most affordable yet.

Available in a variety of tasty colors, the Motorola Moto E is a dual-core smartphone with a Snapdragon processor, Adreno graphics, and 1GB of RAM. It features a 4.3-inch display with Gorilla Glass protection, anti-smudge coating, and qHD resolution. It’s also worth noting that there’s no front camera, and the rear shooter does without a LED flash—the compromises of a budget smartphone that’s even cheaper than the wildly successful Moto G.

Motorola Moto E Specs

  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen (540×960 qHD), ~256ppi
  • 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
  • Adreno 302 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel main camera, without LED flash
  • No front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G, HSDPA
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Dimensions: 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3mm
  • Weight: 142g
  • Li-Ion 1980mAh battery

Described as a device that’s “built to last [and] priced for all,” the Motorola Moto E has a measly 4GB internal storage that’s barely enough to keep music, videos, and photos. But at least there’s microSD support. Android 4.4 KitKat comes preinstalled, which should keep general performance quite decent despite the watered-down hardware onboard. The built-in 1980mAh battery can keep going up to 24 hours on mixed usage.

Pricing for the Motorola Moto E has only been announced for US, UK and, India, the last of which is where it will sell for 6,999 rupees (approx. Php5,125). Availability in other markets is expected to be revealed later this week. A dual SIM version is also in the works.

[Source: Motorola]


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