Motorola Australia updates website gearing up for local launch of the new Moto E

Almost three months after it was launched, it appears that Motorola Australia are finally gearing up to launch their all new 4G LTE enabled version of the Moto E in Australia.

The Motorola Australia website is now showing the new Moto E on their Australian website, offering promotional material, including features and specs. The new Moto E offers a slightly larger screen, updated processor, more storage, as well as a long requested front-facing camera and of course 4G LTE connectivity.

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Motorola Moto E Specifications:

  • 4.5″ qHD 540×960 (245ppi) IPS Display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and Anti-smudge coating
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Storage
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with f/ 2.2 aperture and VGA Front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with AGPS+GLONASS
  • Radios:
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800MHz
    • UMTS/HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100MHz
    • 4G LTE (FDD): 1800/2600/2100/700MHz
  • 2390 mAh battery
  • Android™ 5.0 Lollipop
  • 129.9×66.8×5.2-12.3mm @ 145 grams

Though Motorola have listed the 700MHz band, there’s so far no clarification on whether it will be compatible with the Band 28 700MHz network currently being rolled out across Australia by Telstra and Optus – but rest assured we’ll clarify with Motorola this week.

The handset will launch with Android 5.0, though we’ve seen an update to Android 5.1 for the 2nd Generation Moto E being tested on handsets in India this week, so by the time we get the handset in-store we could be getting an update straight out of the box.

So far there’s no sign of the handset on any of the websites of current Australia retailers who carry Motorola handsets, but with an entry on the Motorola Australia website, we expect an official launch to come along shortly.

Are you looking forward to the new Moto E?

Daniel Tyson: @phroghollow Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it. Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

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  • Finally Im looking forward to the moto e ! I need band 1 and band 3 so I can use it back in Japan too

  • They need to solve a problem. When I get a voicemail notification and call it I can't make the icon go away until I Reset the phone. Unless it's the Hola launcher. Otherwise, phone is great!

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