While the second gen Moto E was leaked couple of weeks back (and we got to know about the characteristics of the product), the handset was officially announced today and the pricing given, bringing to end a long period of speculation.
The Motorola Moto E (2015) looks like last year’s model but with a bigger display — 4.5-inch, 540 x 960 pixels — the latest smartphone measures bolder at 130 x 67.1 x 11.9 mm while tipping the scale at 145 grams. The phone also got a bigger battery (2390mAh) plus LTE just got on board (only for the LTE model) too.
Under the hood, you’ll find a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and Snapdragon 200 chipset for the 3G model while the 4G model gets down with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 and 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset. Both models feature 1GB of RAM as well as an expandable 8GB storage.
For photography, the phone has a 5-megapixel camera at the back and now a VGA (0.3MP) snapper has been added to the front just for taking selfies. The absence of a LED inherited from the older generation still mars the back of the device.
The Moto E (2015) runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The smartphone rocks an FM radio, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and lights on a 23390mAh battery.
For pricing, Motorola officially slates the suggested retail pricing of the product as $149.99 off contract, however, the leaked posting on BestBuy shows the device will eventually retail for as low as $99.