Motorola Outs Moto E (Gen 2) With a Bigger Screen, LTE and Android Lollipop
Last night, Motorola made an announcement that made Moto E fans jump with joy. The company brought out the upgraded version of the popular device – the Moto E (Gen 2), which is another significant addition to its affordable smartphone lineup. The US-based firm introduced two variants of the phone – Moto E (Gen 2) and Moto E (Gen 2) LTE. The earlier one is priced at $119.99 (Rs. 7,400 approx.), and the latter is priced slightly higher at $149.99 (around Rs. 9,200).
The company stated on its blog post –
We’re introducing the next generation, packed with more features and functionality to give people around the world even greater access to life’s possibilities – without a hefty price tag.
The design has been kept the same, and the familiar circular edges, camera and speakers sit on the device. Both the handsets come with double the in-built memory storage than Moto E, i.e 8 GB. The company has stuffed the next-gen phone with many new features like Quick Capture, Active Display and more.
The new Moto E packs very much the same set of specs, but the one thing that will catch your attention is the bigger 4.5-inch screen. However, the quality of both 3G and 4G model is just like the last generation Moto E, qHD (540×960 pixels) display. Both the phones run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The LTE version is a bit faster than the other model and is powered by 64-bit quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410.
Unlike Moto E, users can now personalise their devices. The new interchangeable, colourful bands and grip shells are introduced that gives the phones an appealing look. The bands come in six different shades (Golden Yellow, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry, Purple, Red) and for back plates any colour can be chosen from Golden Yellow, Charcoal, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry. The handsets are up for grabs in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Check out the detailed specifications of both Moto E (Gen 2) handsets:
|SPECS||Moto E (gen 2)||Moto E (gen 2) LTE|
|Display||4.5-inch qHD||4.5-inch qHD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200||1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB|
|Expandable Upto||32 GB||32 GB|
|Main Camera||5 MP||5 MP|
|Front Camera||0.3 MP||0.3 MP|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Price||$119.99 (Rs. 7,400)||$149.99 (Rs. 9,200)|