According to a report from Mexican website Xataka, Motorola has at least three new phones in the works, the Moto G LTE, Moto G Ferrari and Moto E. As you might have guessed from the name, the Moto G LTE and Moto G Ferrari edition will be variants of the modest yet reliable and cheap Moto G released last year. The Moto E, on the other hand, appears to be a completely a new smartphone.
Moto G LTE could be launched in June
Not much is known about either of the rumored phones, though at least in the case of the Moto G variants, their names are pretty self-explanatory. The Moto G LTE obviously will offer 4G LTE connectivity – a feature that is missing on the original Moto G. Other than faster data, the Moto G LTE should be exactly the same as its predecessor. It means that in terms of hardware you can expect a 4.5-inch 720p display, 1 GB of RAM and a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor. On the software side, Android 4.4 KitKat seems like a safe bet.
The original Moto G is available in two storage options, with either 8 GB or 16 GB of internal memory. Xataka says that the LTE model could come only with 16 GB of storage. LTE connectivity would naturally bump up the price, though at the rumored $260, it still would be quite wallet-friendly, especially considering the specs it has to offer. As of the availability, the phone could be launched in June.
Moto G Ferrari Edition
The Moto G Ferrari will be another Moto G variant, this one made in collaboration with Ferrari. Motorola has teamed up with Ferrari in the past to create a series of special edition phones, the last one was Motorola XT621. The phone’s standout features include exclusive wallpapers, ringtones, bright red body, and Ferrari branding so we would assume that the Moto G Ferrari would be similar in this respect. However, we can’t tell whether the Ferrari variant would be different from the regular Moto G only in terms of design or the tweaks would also touch the hardware.
Motorola Moto E may arrive in May
Last but not least, we have the Motorola Moto E which is expected to be a low-cost smartphone with matching specs and slim design. The Moto E will allegedly be released in three versions XT1021, XT1022 and XT1025. According to leaked specs sheet, the phone will feature a 4.3-inch 720p display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage (hopefully expandable), 5-megapixel rear camera, 1900 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. With its 6.2 mm profile, the Moto E will be one of the slimmest smartphones available on the market. It is said to cost 2,999 pesos, which is about $230.
There have been claims of Motorola planning to announce new phones some time in May. If true, we might learn all the juicy details pretty soon. Both Moto G versions and the Moto E are expect to hit the market in Latin America. At least at first, though we can’t discard a wider release with Motorola possibly targeting emerging markets this time only.
Anyone’s up for a richer version of the Moto G or the slim Moto E?