Last year Motorola introduced the Moto E, an entry-level smartphone with a $129 price tag. This year it looks like the company has a new model with more storage space, a slightly bigger screen, and support for faster cellular data networks.
The 2nd-gen Moto E showed up at the Best Buy website this week with a $100 price tag.
That’s the price for a contract-free phone for use with Sprint’s pre-paid service. But it doesn’t look like you can actually ship the phone or pick it up in stores yet.
New features seem to include 8GB of storage (the original Moto E had just 4GB), a 4.5 inch screen (up from 4.3 inches), and 4G LTE (which is an upgrade from 3G). The new model also ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Other features include a 960 x 540 pixel display, a 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The phone has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
This is still very much an entry-level smartphone. It has a TFT display, for instance, which means viewing angles might not be all that good. And even with double the storage space of last year’s model, there’s not a lot of room for apps and files. But there is a microSD card slot that you can use for removable storage.
via Android Police