First was the Moto X, then the Moto G but both those phones were not low priced enough to penetrate emerging markets. As we wait for the next iteration of the Moto X, this leaked Moto E could be the company’s first ultra-budget device since Motorola was bought by Lenovo from Google. We expect this phone to cost way below $100 so as to be less than the price of the Moto G, Motorola’s mid range device that cost $200 at launch.
According to Brazilian retailer FastShop where the image above first leaked, the Moto E will have the following specs:
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- A 4.3-inch display
- Android Kitkat 4.4
- 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon
- 1 GB RAM 4GB storage with microSD slot that takes cards up to 32GB,
- A fairly usable 1,980mAh battery
- Dual-SIM slots
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Motorola has an event next week 13th May and we are yet to see how this device will be received in emerging markets.