Moto E budget smartphone is seen in early press shots and specs leaks

What appears to be a budget cut version of the already reasonably priced and widely popular Moto G smartphone has been leaked via multiple sources. Earlier today what appeared to be a shot of the upcoming Moto E was pictured side by side with the famous bargainiferous Moto G smartphone. Then just a couple of hours later a full set of press shots in a multitude of colours and a full specs list for the Moto E appeared on the website of a Brazilian e-tailer called ‘FAST Shop’.

This is the Moto E

This is the Moto E

The Moto E is expected to be launched on Tuesday 13th May, at an event set up especially for the occasion in London. It’s rumoured to be priced to undercut the Moto G which many people already consider a bit of a bargain. Motorola Moto E, key specifications

  • Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz
  • Screen: 4.3-inch, 540 x 960 pixels
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, microSD card slot for up to2GB more storage
  • Camera: rear facing 5MP camera only
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular speeds up to HSDPA
  • Physical: 124.8 x 64.8 x 6.2 mm, weight unknown
  • Battery: 1,900mAh
  • OS: Android 4.42

When you peruse the specs above, you will see that a couple of significant snips compared to the Moto G such as a lower screen res, a dual-core processor rather than quad-core and less built-in storage. However The Moto E does seem to offer the advantage of dual-SIM capability (probably depends upon region) and microSD card storage expansion of up to an extra 32GB. With the Moto G already pretty nicely priced it will be interesting to see where the Moto E retails when it is launched.

Some Moto E colour choices

Some Moto E colour choices

One wonders if Moto now being owned by Lenovo lead to the inclusion of the memory expandability so soon after the deal was agreed. Google is famously against SD cards in its Nexus devices and the latest Android KitKat makes their use a little less convenient for some people too.

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Kai-Li Yang

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