Moto E gets imported into India, might be the device that will get announced next week
In exactly one week from today, Motorola will hold an event in London during which it’s going to announce a new smartphone. According to the invite text, this may very well be a device priced even lower than the already quite affordable Moto G that was introduced last year.
And now we have its name, courtesy of Indian import tracking website Zauba. The new handset will almost certainly be called Moto E. White Moto E units have been caught by Zauba getting imported into India, for retail purposes. That’s different from the leaks that usually originate at Zauba, which are about smartphones going to the country for R&D purposes.
The fact that the Moto E units are marked for retail may mean that Motorola will release the new handset either immediately after the unveiling ceremony, or within just a few days. At least it will do so in India. India makes sense as a primary launch market for such a phone, of course, given how well cheap devices are doing over there.
The import price listed hints at actual retail pricing of around $130-$140, according to AndroidOS.in. The Moto E may come with a 4.3-inch touchscreen (with yet-unknown resolution), a 5 MP rear camera, a dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage, microSD card support, dual-SIM (some models), 3G, and a 1,900 mAh battery. It should run Android 4.4 KitKat from day one.