It may have been over 10 long months since Motorola first unveiled the second generation Moto E (with no indication of it launching here in Malaysia), but that doesn’t mean it won’t be made available here. While going through SIRIM’s database, we found that the 2015 Moto E is finally registered with the certification body. The question is, will it be launched here?
The second iteration of the Moto E isn’t the only 2015 Motorola device that has appeared on SIRIM: the Moto X Style, X Play, as well as the second generation Moto G were also registered a couple of months ago. Of course, a SIRIM certification doesn’t guarantee the availability of a device in Malaysia, but seeing how there are so many Motorola products already registered on the database (including the new Moto 360 smartwatch), it’s pretty odd to not see any of these devices officially launch here (yet?).
In terms of specification, the Moto E is your average affordable Android smartphone. It has a 4.5-inch 960 x 540 IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (Snapdragon 200 for the 3G model) processor paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot which supports cards up to 32GB, 5MP rear and VGA front-facing cameras, as well as a 2,390mAh battery. While these specifications are not particularly high-end, what makes the Moto E an interesting Android device is its software.
Motorola devices have been favoured by many Android users ever since the company started shipping its smartphones with a near-stock version of Android. Unlike other manufacturers, Motorola is also planning to remove its own apps that duplicate features found within Android itself. Needless to say, this is a very commendable move by the company.
Whether or not the Motorola Moto E – and other Motorola devices – will be launched in Malaysia in the near future remains to be seen. Hopefully, it won’t be long until then.