Tuesday , January 24 2017

Moto E confirmed by Brazilian phone retailer; specs and photos inside.

We just finish publishing a story on how the Moto E was leaked on Motorola’s Facebook page in Mexico overnight, and the leaks just keep coming! This time, Brazilian retailer Fast Shop has published some details of the upcoming Moto E on its online store today, with images and a full list of confirmed specifications.

We know the Moto E will initially come in three colours; black,turquoise and lemon, and will feature a 4.3″ display with Gorilla Glass. No resolution is specified, but HD seems unlikely in the context of the phone’s low spec aims. A 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon CPU does the heavy lifting, with 1GB RAM, 4GB storage (with Micro SD slot), a 5MP rear camera and a 1980mAh battery. There’s also dual-SIM slots, and a launch spec of Android 4.4 KitKat. Like its older brother the Moto X, the Moto E will feature interchangeable rear covers as well.

The Moto E is scheduled to be announced by Motorola on 13 May in London, and while speculation on pricing is rife, bets are on for a sub-$US 100 asking price. If that’s the target, then Moto certainly haven’t been kidding when they say they’ve been working on a smartphone for everyone.

For a full list of specs, hit the source link below (be warned, you’ll need a language translator to read all of it).

 
Source: Fast Shop.

Chris Rowland   Publisher and Acting Editor

  • JeniSkunk

    Some interesting items in the specs when I run the source page through Google.

    quote:
    Connectivity: Wi-Fi + 3G
    GPS: No
    TV: Yes
    MP3: No
    Radio: Not
    endquote:

    No 4G, not unexpected with the target price range of the device.
    No GPS, annoying.
    Has television, but no radio or MP3. What the Hell ?!?

  • Danny!

    This makes it perfect for a younger audience that doesn’t need a GPS, Google’s location services are accurate enough. Also cheap phone usually means small data allowance and having a tuner built in is entertainment without using data.

    • JeniSkunk

      You missed the point of my comments.
      Why have a more complex and expensive television tuner, instead of a simpler FM radio tuner, and then combine that design with no MP3 capability, on a budget device? It makes no sense to me.

      • Danny!

        Wow, I complete overlooked the no mp3 capability. This effectively makes it a portable smart tv with phone capabilities. Even then a smart tv could play MP3s. Seems this phone was made for a very specific audience.

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