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Motorola has a strong presence in the budget smartphone space, and it seems the company will continue to focus on its strengths. There have been rumours about Motorola's third generation Moto E smartphone to be launched this year and new evidence about the budget smartphone has revealed some key facts.

A device named Moto E3 Power passed Wi-Fi certification by Wi-Fi Alliance on Tuesday and the leaked certificate carries a model number XT1706, which is in line with earlier Moto E variants XT1527, XT1511, XT1505 & XT1524, Android Headlines reported. The report also revealed that the upcoming Moto E3 will be rebranded as Lenovo Vibe C2 in some markets, including China.

As per the certification, Moto E 2016 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and support 2.4GHz band Wi-Fi. Other details about the device, such as its CPU, RAM and storage configuration, were not revealed in the leaked certificate, but there have been rumours about the device in the past that have hinted at what to expect when it is launched in the market. The handset also received Bluetooth certification earlier this month.

According to the previous leaks, the third generation Moto E smartphone will feature a 5-inch HD IPS display, an 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, autofocus and a 5MP front snapper. The handset will be powered by a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor, 1GB/2GB RAM and 8GB/16GB storage options along with microSD card support.

A source familiar with the company's plans told Phone Radar that the upcoming dual SIM smartphone will support all the 4G LTE bands in Europe and Germany. The publication revealed the the device to be 8.55mm thick and 139 grams in weight with a 2750mAh battery inside.

The launch date of the Moto E 2016 aka Lenovo Vibe C2 is bit of a mystery so far, but considering the flow of rumours about the smartphone we might hear something from the company soon.