Most smartphone makers keep an annual upgrade schedule. Truth be told, it’s pretty convenient to know how to plan your budget to include a new handset. On the other hand, why wait a whole year for a follow-up to a great phone when you can have it earlier? Apparently, that’s Motorola’s line of thinking as the company is gearing up to launch the second generation Moto E dubbed as Moto E2.
Second Generation Moto E – What to expect.
The original Motorola Moto E was released not even a year ago as a more modest but extremely affordable alternative to more advanced members of the Moto family. The Moto E2 is expected to be inexpensive as well and come with upgraded specs. The most noticeable improvement will be the screen size – the E2’s display will allegedly measure 4.5 inches but will keep the same 540×960 resolution. Since the Moto E is just 0.2 inches smaller, you won’t be able to see the difference in sharpness of the screen, but we certainly wouldn’t mind if Motorola bumped up the resolution.
As for the processor, we could expect a Snapdragon 400 or maybe even the newer 410 model. Whichever it will be, the chip probably will be paired with 1GB of RAM. The latest report also mentions a 5-megapixel rear camera (with no flash, though) and LTE connectivity. If the Greek site TechManiacs is to be believed, the Moto E2 will have similar design to its predecessor and even though it’s quite thick, it offers good grip. Unfortunately, the site didn’t provide any photos to back up the claim. The phone reportedly runs Android Lollipop out of the box and is very responsive.
Judging from the leaks, the second generation Moto E sounds like a pretty decent offering for users on a tight budget. Keep in mind, however, that the impression is based on rumors only and the final product may end up having different specs. As history shows, though, the majority of reports prove true after all. If that’s the case with the Moto E2, the phone may be a great hit, especially if the price is right, and at the moment nothing suggests otherwise. The Moto E2 could be announced “soon” so let the countdown begin.