Motorola shook up the smartphone space a bit last year by introducing an entry-level smartphone with a low price tag and decent specs. The Moto G has an HD display, a relatively zippy processor, and a starting price of $179 for an unlocked phone.
Now Motorola is preparing to do it again… this time with an even cheaper model. The company’s expected to officially introduce the Moto E budget smartphone soon, but a series of leaks have provided pretty much all the details a bit early.
The Moto E features a 4.3 inch display, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. The phone also has a microSD card slot which you can use to add up to 32GB of extra storage space for media, files, and some app data.
The smartphone has a 1980mAh battery, a 5MP rear camera (but no front camera), and Android 4.4 KitKat and supports WiFi and 3G, but not 4G LTE.
It has dual SIM card slots, which would be a pretty good indication that this phone is destined for international markets where customers regularly use a single phone with more than one wireless network… the fact that most of this data came from a prematurely posted sales page at a Brazilian store would be another good indication.
There are still a few details we don’t have yet, including the price tag, the full list of markets where the Moto E will be available, and the display resolution. But given the specs we do know, it seems likely that this phone will be even cheaper than the $179 Moto G.