As the year progresses, successors of devices released in 2014 go official bringing much wanted upgrades to the table. A few weeks ago Motorola launched the LTE version of the Moto G; however, it wasn’t the only phone made by Motorola last year. In 2014 the company also started selling the Moto E – a very affordable entry-level handset aimed at less demanding audience. Since the device is already nine months old, we could expect a follow-up coming soon. Sure enough, earlier today Motorola revealed the new Moto E 2015 featuring bigger screen, more speed, and which is still cheap.
Motorola Moto E 2015 with 4G LTE and 3G flavor.
Images of the Moto E 2015 leaked out last month and it appears that they were very accurate, as were rumored specs. Design-wise, the Moto E 2015 doesn’t depart much from its predecessor. In fact, if it wasn’t for the front-facing camera and the lack of the speaker below the screen, you might have a hard time telling the two apart. The new Moto E is also a tad bigger – it sports a 4.5-inch display, though keeps the same 540×960 resolution.
Most important improvements, however, are hidden from the eye but you will be able to experience them as soon as you start using the phone. The 2nd gen. Moto E with LTE is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, while the 3G model still uses the Snapdragon 200 chip. Regardless of the version, though, the new Moto E packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable memory and 5-megapixel main camera with Quick Capture features. The 2015 edition also adds a VGA selfie camera and increases battery capacity to 2390mAh. Of course, the handset will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
Motorola will be offering the new Moto E starting today in over 50 countries including North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In the US, the phone will be available through Motorola’s webpage in unlocked flavor. At the moment only the LTE version can be purchased and it costs $149.99. However, if you can settle for slower connectivity and can hold on a bit longer, a 3G model will go on sale soon priced at $119.99.