Motorola’s latest Moto E is now official as the company finally unveiled the device. A week ago, US retailer – Best Buy published a listing on their site on a new and improved Moto E which touts LTE connectivity, increased storage and a bigger screen. While there has not technically been an official announcement, the smartphone is now appearing on the Motorola website.
The latest Moto E now sports a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 410 processor along with a 4.5-inch display from the original 4.3-inch. Despite having a bigger screen, the screen resolution remains the same under Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. The device now has LTE connectivity as well as double the storage from 4GB to 8GB. Not only that, there is also an addition of a 0.3MP front-facing camera which was not found in the original Moto E.
It has Lollipop installed right out of the box and even the battery has also been bumped up to a 2,390mAh battery from the previous 1,890mAh battery. Motorola’s US site also shows that there is a 3G variant which utilises a quad-core instead of a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 Snapdragon 200 processor with Adreno 302 GPU. For the insertion of SIM card or microSD, users do not need to remove the back cover because it now uses removable bands on the sides of the phone, which are also customisable as it comes in many different colours (sold separately).
For now, the 2015 Motorola Moto E is only available in the LTE variant with the 3G variant coming soon. The LTE model costs a little more than the original Moto E‘s price tag of $120 (about RM433) at the price of $149 (about RM537). The 3G model should bear a cheaper price tag when it does get released.