Moto E fully leaked ahead of official unveiling tomorrow
That’s because over the weekend a Brazilian online retailer pulled the trigger too soon and put up its listing for the upcoming smartphone. This was in fact a treasure trove on information on the upcoming handset, with official-looking renders, as well as specs getting leaked. And while the page itself has since been pulled, the Internet is forever as they say.
So what you see above is what the Moto E will look like. It will also come in ‘lemon’ and turquoise (see below), and there’s a possibility of a white version too. Like previously anticipated, the Moto E is in fact quite a low-end device for this day and age, and it’s lower-end than the Moto G. Thus, it should be even cheaper than what is currently Motorola’s cheapest Android smartphone.
The Moto E has a 4.3-inch touchscreen (and unfortunately its resolution is still a mystery), a 5 MP rear camera (with no LED flash and no front camera, as you can see), a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (exact model isn’t mentioned), 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 3G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,980 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with a guaranteed update to the next version of the OS (this is similar to what Motorola promised – and delivered – for the Moto G last year).
It’s interesting to see that microSD card slot in there, given that the more expensive Moto G doesn’t have one (though its entry-level storage capacity is 8 GB and there’s even a 16 GB model). It’s clear that Motorola chose to use only 4 GB of built-in space to save costs, and having such a low amount of internal storage pretty much forced the company to add that slot.
Since the Moto G starts at $179 for the 8 GB version, the Moto E shouldn’t cost more than $149 – and even that seems a bit excessive thanks to its specs. So the best bet is for it to be somewhere in between $99 and $149. Obviously if Motorola manages to launch it with a $99 price tag attached, this thing will sell like hot cakes. The Moto E could be released tomorrow, just minutes or hours after the announcement.