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

Motorola has officially released the back-cover for the budget phone Moto E in India via Flipkart.

Moto E covers are being made available almost a week after the launch the device. Though it is a bit late to arrive, Flipkart is offering discounts up to 50-percent to Moto E consumers who bought the device on the launch day, whereas the others will have to shell out full price (MRP) of ₹899. The offer is said to last only till 31 May, reported BGR India.

Color options include - Chaulk (white), Raspberry, Violet, Turquoise, Lemon Lime, Royal Blue, Spearmint, Cherry and Licorice.

Like the smartphone, Motorola Moto E shells are also selling like hot cakes; web-pages of the four variants- Royal Blue, Spearmint, Cherry and Licorice are showing 'sold out' sign at the time of the reporting.

In related news, Flipkart has stopped taking orders for the Moto E smartphones in India. The stocks of the phone reportedly ran out within hours (around 16 hours) on 14 May.

The company reportedly sold between 80,000 and 1 lakh units on the launch day, now, according to import data (courtesy, available with the technology website,, Flipkart has received a new shipment from Motorola containing around 11,700 units.

It is said that the new units are meant to be delivered to consumers who pre-booked after the Moto E stocks went dry last weekend and company is expected to receive more shipments soon.

Interested consumers can type-in their email-ID at Moto E page on Flipkart to get real-time notification from the company when the phone will be back on sale again.

[Update: Flipkart has confirmed that the Moto E will be back on sale at 11:00 AM, 23 May (Thursday), with limited stock of 20,000 units only; for more information, click here.]

Budget Motorola phone, Moto E sports a 4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) display with scratch-and-splash resistant Gorilla Glass 3 protection and ships with the latest Android KitKat OS out-of-the-box.

Under the hood, it houses1.2GHz 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 Specifications of Motorola Moto E:

Model Motorola Moto E(Model: XT1022)
Display 4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3Pixel 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
Network 3G
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
Weight 142 g
Colours White and Black
Price ₹6,999/-