Motorola announced the Motorola Moto E last year in an attempt to capture the lower mid range market of Android devices. It was through this device that Motorola sent the message out loud and clear that Android can deliver decent performance as well as hardware configuration and build quality. A wave of devices followed the Moto E and it was seen as start of a new trend, one that definitely worked out well for the consumers.
Following up on the relative success of the Moto E, Motorola has announced the Motorola Moto E Second Generation. The device is more of an evolution than a ground up brand new product. Several features of the device have been improved upon from the first generation.
The screen size has been increased from 4.3 inches to 4.5 inches, though the resolution remains the same at qHD which would result in lower PPI. The 3G variant of the device runs the same Snapdragon 200 SoC with each of the four CPUs clocked at 1.2GHz while the LTE variant will come with Snapdragon 410 with each of the four CPUs clocked at 1.2 GHz. The RAM on the device will be 1 GB and the internal storage has been ramped up from 4 GB to 8 GB. The rear camera is 5 MP and front facing camera is VGA. On the software front, the device will run Android 5.0 KitKat out of the box. Other than this, the device will come with interesting accessories, including grip shell cases as well as bumpers in different colors to make the whole experience a little more colorful.
The new Motorola Moto E Second Generation comes in LTE as well as 3G variant. The 3G variant will cost about US$119.99 and the LTE version will cost about US$149.99. It will be available in over 50 countries and India will be one of the first to receive the device. It will continue to remain an exclusive for Flipkart.