Motorola Budget Smartphone Moto E Specifications Leak; Tipped Debut in May
A man walks by a video display at the Motorola booth on the second day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. (Credit: Reuters)Reuters

American smartphone firm Motorola made a remarkable comeback to the market last year, with the feature-rich Moto X and Moto G devices, and now the company is tipped to launch a new Moto series handset next month.

Mexican technology blog Xataka claims Motorola is slated to launch a new budget phone, Moto E, a slightly stripped down version of the company's best-selling gadget Moto G.

The upcoming Motorola phone is said to boast a 4.2-inch HD (720p) screen and run on Android's latest v4.4.2 KitKat OS, powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage, 1900 mAh battery; all fitted within the confines of thin body measuring just 6.2 mm.

Moto E (XT1021) is also expected to pack a 5.0-megapixel main and front camera. It is speculated make its debut in Mexico (via network carrier, Telcel) in May with a price tag between 2,999 Mexican Pesos (₹13,880) and 13,199 Mexican Pesos (₹14,800).

Meanwhile, Brazil-based website Tecnoblog, while in contact with a network carrier personnel, got hold of an internal document of Motorola Moto E, corroborating the above report.

As of now, there is no word on whether Moto E, like Moto G Forte, will be limited to the Latin American market or reach other global regions. But going by the specifications and price tag, there is a probability of Motorola launching the device in price-sensitive markets like India and other emerging countries.

(Ed: VP)

Leaked specification of Motorola Moto E:

Model Motorola Moto E
Display 4.2-inch HD (720p) screen
OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat
Processor 1.2GHx dual-core CPU
Storage capacity 4GB
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel CameraFront camera: yes
Battery 1900 mAh
Add-ons Dual-SIM (optional)
Expected price Between 2,999 Mexican Pesos (₹ 13,880) and 13,199 Mexican Pesos (₹14,800).(Price in particular market varies with local taxes, hence in India price is expected to be less )
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