Even though smartphone makers do what they can to hide their upcoming devices from the curious eyes of leak-hunters, resourceful enthusiasts always find a way to uncover some juicy details. Sometimes other parties come to aid. That was the case with the soon-to-be-unveiled Motorola Moto E. The phone is expected to go official on May 13th during an event in London, however, over the weekend a Brazilian online retailer Fast Shop accidentally spilled the beans on the device revealing images and specs ahead of official announcement.
Motorola Moto E Phone – What to expect.
It was a field day for Motorola fans (and not only). The original page is no longer available, however, news in cyber-space travels at the speed of light so the photos of the phone as well as a list of specs is still there for everyone to see. Here is what we know about the Motorola Moto E.
The phone is a low-end device featuring a 4.3-inch display of unknown resolution and powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. We don’t know the exact model of the chip but you definitely shouldn’t expect 801. Snapdragon 400 seems very likely, though it’s nothing more than a guess. The handset will pack 1 GB of RAM and a 5-megapixel rear camera with not LED flash. Front-facing camera is also nowhere to be seen.
The Moto E will come with 4 GB of expandable memory. The inclusion of microSD slot is somewhat surprising, though it makes perfect sense. Even if you don’t store a lot of space-consuming content, 4 GB won’t last long. Other features include 3G, dual-SIM capability, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS navigation, a 1,980 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat with a promise of quick update to the next version of the OS. The Moto E will be available in at least three color options including black, lemon and turquoise. A white version has also been mentioned, though it might be released later.
There is no word about pricing, but given the specs, the Moto E should be a perfect choice for cost-conscious users. Motorola’s most affordable phone, the Moto G, starts at $179 for the 8 GB model, the Moto E, however, shouldn’t cost more than $149. If, by chance, Motorola manages to keep the price closer to $99, the phone is bound to take the market by storm.