Motorola Unveils Moto E, An Insanely Affordable Smartphone

Motorola has unveiled the all new Moto E, another Android smartphone that’s priced even cheaper than the already successful Moto G. Since the release of the Moto G, a lot has happened, and the company has been acquired by Lenovo. But still Motorola knows that there’s a lot to offer in the budget Android hardware segment, and considering its price, the Moto E surely looks an interesting smartphone. It’s also good to know that at least some companies don’t mind launching smartphones for the budget (or low-end if you prefer) segment users.

Moto E tech specs and price

The Moto E is equipped with tough Gorilla Glass and interchangeable multicolored rear shells. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, and an Adreno 302 400MHz single-core graphics chip. As expected, the Moto E runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, but that’s not all, as Motorola has also committed to at least one major software update cycle.

On the display front, the Moto E comes with a 4.3-inch display with a qHD (540×960 pixel) resolution, 256 ppi; and the company also claims that it comes with a “water-repellent splash guard for lasting durability.” It has in-built 4GB of storage capacity, with microSD card slot which supports up to 32GB of expandable memory. It also has a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 1,980mAh battery which Motorola says will last up to 24 hours.

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Motorola announced Moto E price in India

Motorola has already announced the pricing of this smartphone in India, where it would be available for 6,999 rupees, which equals to approx $129 or £69. In India, the phone would be available exclusively via online retailer Flipkart beginning Wednesday.

So for the price of $129, you’re getting an unlocked smartphone, and a device with some pretty attractive technical specs. Overall the phone looks great on paper, but we’ll need to wait for the detailed review before saying anything definite. Here’s the teaser video from Motorola, which certainly reflects the device in a positive light: