It is sort of a tradition for manufacturers to release more affordable versions of flagship phones. The Moto E was introduced last year in May as the cheapest and consequently the most low-end member of the Moto family. Even though it doesn’t offer any ground-breaking solutions, the Moto E managed to win the hearts of thousands of customers. In December, only a few months after the device hit the stores, it came to our attention that Motorola might be working on a sequel. It seems that it was more than just a rumor. Photos of Motorola’s Moto E 2nd generation made the rounds online suggesting that the phone might be almost ready for launch.
Motorola’s Moto E 2nd Gen images leak
A press render showing the front and back of an unnamed Motorola phone just surfaced online and we have a few reasons to believe that it could be the successor of the Moto E. First of all, the device pictured in the render looks almost identical to the Moto E. It seems that there is no speaker grill below the screen, but otherwise it’s the Moto E through and through. The mysterious handset appears to be rather smallish which fits with the recent rumors that peg the Moto E 2nd gen screen size at 4.5 inches. Even though the display could grow a bit, resolution might remain the same, according to the leaks.
The new Motorola phone apparently runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box which is exactly what we would expect of new version of the Moto E. The view of the back reveals a camera without flash and what seems to be a secondary noise-cancelling microphone. It also looks like the new Moto E could come with a front-facing camera which was lacking from the first generation model. Other rumored features include a Snapdragon 400 processor supported by 1GB of RAM.
The leaked renders could suggest that the Moto E 2nd gen might be announced very soon; however, no particular date has been mentioned so far. Of course, Motorola could make the Moto E official at any time, but it would have far deeper effect on the audience if the announcement was accompanied by some limelight. Maybe at Mobile World Congress in March?
source: Android Police