In February, American company Motorola made a big come-back into the subcontinent market with the launch of record-selling Moto G. Now the new budget smartphone Moto E is set to propel the brand name to new heights in India.
Moto E, which is exclusively available at Flipkart, has been sold out on the very first day (within 16 hours) of the release. The phone was made available for purchase at 12:00 AM on 14 May, but within minutes, the site crashed due to overwhelming user traffic. Even though, it recovered after a few hours, Flipkart had to replenish inventory twice yesterday and finally went out-of-stock by late evening the same day.
Flipkart had reportedly stacked inventory with huge stocks of Moto E before the official release, so that company didn't face similar problem like the one with Moto G in February.
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According to the import data available with the technology blog, AndroidOS.in, Flipkart has sold more than 55,000 units of Moto E on 14 May. As of now, the online retailer has begun taking reservation for the device, with the promise of delivery of the device in 10-15 business days.
Budget Motorola phone, Moto E sports an ergonomic curved design slightly similar to flagship device Moto X and flaunts 4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) display with scratch-and-splash resistant Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Under the hood, it comes loaded with Android v4.4 KitKat OS, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor, Adreno 302 GPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB) and also houses a 5.0-megapixel primary camera and 1980 mAh (Li-Ion) battery, which can provide power for close to 24 hours under mixed media usage.
Key specification of Motorola Moto E:
|Model||Motorola Moto E(Model: XT1022)|
|Display||4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, splash-resistant coatingPixel density : 256 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat OS|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU|
|GPU||400MHz Adreno 302|
|Storage capacity||4GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera (no flash)Front : no camera|
|Battery||1980 mAh (Li-Ion);Can provide power for close to 24 hours under mixed media usage|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots (micro), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0, microSD card slot, FM radio,|
|Dimensions||124.8x 64.8 x 12.3 mm|
|Colours||White and Black|