Motorola has announced an updated version of their Moto E budget device. An affordable solution to more costly flagship devices, the new Moto E features some upgrades over the previous model including 4G LTE, larger 4.5″ qHD screen, 8GB storage, front facing camera, and a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU. The new Moto E also has a slightly larger 2390 mAh battery, and is receiving some of Motorola’s Moto X features like twist to launch or switch camera and will be running Android Lollipop 5.0.2.
The full updated specifications include:
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB ROM; microSD card support up to 32GB
- 4.5″ qHD 540×960 245 ppi IPS display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
- 2390 mAh battery
- Water-resistant coating
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA, 4g LTE (bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17)
- 5MP rear camera with 4x digital zoom, burst mode, auto HDR, tap to focus, and more
- VGA front camera
- Accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity sensors
The new Moto E will be available in black and white, and is customizable using Motorola Bands and Grip Shells available in golden yellow, turquoise, blue, raspberry, purple, and red. The budget phone is expected to go on sale in March at a price of $149.99US/CAD.Source: Motorola
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Choose to start your mobile journey with the new Moto E
We’re big on firsts at Motorola. Whether that’s your first job, your first phone or your first status post. We live in a world where access to new experiences and information are at our fingertips and that’s exactly what we want to give more people more access to. There are millions of people that haven’t yet joined the smartphone revolution because they either haven’t found the right product or they don’t want to spend hundreds of hard earned dollars to start the journey.
That’s why last year we launched Moto E, a new class of smartphone tailored for those looking for a great mobile experience at a price that wouldn’t break the bank. Now, we’re taking Moto E a step further. We’re introducing the next generation, packed with more features and functionality to give people around the world even greater access to life’s possibilities – without a hefty price tag. Because we believe access to the mobile internet should be a choice, not a privilege.
Meet the new Moto E. The new Moto E helps you connect to the world like never before. Now available with 4G LTE speed1, a 4.5-inch qHD display, front-facing camera, the latest Android™ software (Lollipop) and even more customization options. And, for the first time, we’re bringing personalized software experiences that we introduced with Moto X to our most affordable device. The new Moto E packs a bigger smartphone punch for a fraction of the average smartphone cost.
Meet the New Moto E:
Start connecting at 4G LTE1
We took an already great smartphone and paired it with the best network in the world. Start browsing the web, streaming music, playing games and watching videos all at 4G LTE speeds.
Do more, faster, with a quad-core processor
The new Moto E features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and advanced graphics. Start switching back and forth between your favourite apps without slowing down. Or listen to music and surf the web at the same time — without missing a beat.
Keep going with an all-day battery
With a 2390 mAh battery, the new Moto E is designed to last a full day2. Dash to school or work in the morning. Meet up with family or friends. Then head out for the evening. All without worrying about stopping to recharge.
Take more shots with two cameras
The new Moto E comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a second camera in front, making it perfect for selfies or video calls with family and friends. With two twists of the wrist, you can launch the camera with Motorola’s Quick Capture feature. Want to take a selfie? Just twist your wrist again to switch to the front-facing camera. All without touching the screen.
Start with the latest Android™ OS, Lollipop
The new Moto E runs Android™ Lollipop, the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
Let the fun begin… just add colour
Give your phone a splash of colour with interchangeable Motorola Bands and Grip Shells3. Start with a black or white phone and then choose from six Motorola Bands like turquoise or raspberry, or attach a colourful Grip Shell for added protection from scrapes and spills.
Make it easy with Moto software experiences
With the new Moto E, you get premium Moto experiences like Moto Display for notifications and updates without interruptions and Moto Migrate to quickly and easily transfer contacts, photos and videos to your new phone.