Moto E
Motorola is currently announcing their newest handset the Motorola Moto E in India. But, the phone has been launched in India, and while the handset isn’t much in terms of specs, it’s priced competitively, launching at 6,999INR which is approximately AUD$125.

The phone will be on-sale in India from midnight tonight through Flipkart. There has been no further retailers announced at this stage, but we are contacting Motorola Australia for further information on global availability.

The specs on the device include a 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) resolution display which includes Gorilla Glass 3 on the front for protection. Behind the screen you’ll find a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1 GB RAM, there’s 4 GB of on-board storage, but a microSD card slot will allow you to expand storage to 32 GB. The phone comes with a 5 MP rear-camera but no front-facing camera and Powering the battery is a 1980 mAh Li-Ion battery, which Motorola claim will last all day.

There’s a host of wireless options on the Moto E including an FM radio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The phone has no LTE (3G only) and has a dual-SIM slot.

Software wise, you’ll find the same bare-bones Android 4.4 software load from their previous iterations and Motorola is promising timely updates for their phones.

Motorola has launched a promo video for the Moto E which shows off the phones ‘Built to last’ credentials which includes a water-resistant splash guard.

Like all the Moto products, the Motorla Moto E will have Shells available to customise the look of your phone.

We hope to find out more information about Global availability shortly as the London event kicks off and Motorola Australia respond, but how does that grab you?

  • http://twitter.com/gfieldew geoff fieldew

    I love how Motorola are going for the next billion users in the developed world. Their formula is spot on. Unfettered stock Android (the latest version) running on just the right hardware to provide a good experience for the money. Just like they did with the Moto G.

    If the phone is as durable as I expect it to be, the owners will likely update in 12 months and those with less means will be able to pick up a good second hand phone for half the price. This is part of Google’s strategy to get a smartphone into the hands of people that only have around $50 to spend. Well, whatever $50 is in their currency anyway.

    • Sean Royce

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.