Moto G has changed the rules for the lower mid range smartphone market. It has shown that you do not need to compromise on the quality in order to have an affordable smartphone. Now, Motorola is trying to take this a step further and introduce Moto E which will be even cheaper than their best-selling Moto G.
The Moto E is rumored to have slightly lower specifications with a 4.3-inch 720p screen, a dual core processor and 4GB internal memory. Even with hardware that is a step lower than the Moto G, it could have a high bang for buck and might just have enough power for most users. The internal memory might be low but Motorola has been wise enough to provide a micro SD expansion slot for media storage which was missing in case of the Moto G.
- 4.3-inch display
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- 5MP camera
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- Android 4.4 KitKAt
It is interesting to note here that Motorola is trying to make the device as thin as 6mm, which could make the Moto E a very sleek device. Brazilian site TechnoBlog reports that there will be 3 variants of the rumored Moto E : XT1021 with single SIM, XT1022 dual SIM, and XT1025 dual SIM with digital TV. We do not have any info about how digitalTV feature is supposed to work.
The Moto E is expected to launch sometime in May in the emerging markets. Even though there is proper information about the pricing, some sources are ambitious enough to say that it could go as low as $100.