It seems that Lenovo-acquired Motorola is gearing up to rule the entry-level segment of the smartphone market.
Xataka has unveiled a few tidbits about Motorola’s new budget variant, Moto E. According to a leaked document, the phone will sport a 4.3-inch screen with a 720p resolution. Under the hood, it features a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 4GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera sensor with a battery capacity of 1900 mAh.
There isn’t a word on the microSD card slot, but it is likely, as 4GB of internal storage is old-school. It will be a dual SIM phone. Unlike the Moto G, the Moto E is likely to run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Additionally, the Moto E will be thinner (only 6.2 mm) than the Moto G. Connectivity-wise, it has all the basic features like 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.
On the hardware front, the Moto G is far better than the Moto E; therefore, Motorola will launch it at a much lower cost to hit the low-segment consumer market. There’s no information on the Moto E release date and price, but it is expected to be released in Latin American markets followed by the international market.
Motorola isn’t the only company trying to score in the entry-level market. Google is planning to release a low-cost Nexus smartphone powered with MediaTek processor.