Motorola has taken the wraps off the second generation of the Motorola Moto E. It was initially expected that the device will be announced somewhere in MWC but that hasn’t been the case. The first generation of Motorola Moto E had lead the wave of budget friendly smartphones in India and the world generally. It was the device that prompted devices like Micromax Unite 2, RedMi 1s and several others which forged their way in the sub Rs 7,000 category.
The new Moto E is as expected an iterative design rather than a brand new design from ground up. There are heavy cues from the existing MotoE, though a few specifications have changed. The device will comein an LTE variant which will be powered by Snapdragon 410 SoC with each of the four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. A 3G variant will also be made available which will be powered by Snapdragon 200 SoC. The screen size has moved to a 4.5 inch one, though the resolution remains same at 960 x 540 pixels.
The internal memory has doubled to 8 GB from 4 GB and you do have expansion via Micro SD slot still. The rear camera is a 5 MP unit and the front facing camera remains the VGA unit. The Moto E 2nd generation will be running Android 5.0 out of the box and come with 2390 mAh battery. The price of the 3G variant is US$119.99 and the LTE version will set you back by US$149.99. The device is expected soon in India on Flipkart.