Specs of Motorola's budget Android smartphone Moto E leak

Hardware specifications of Motorola's Moto E have leaked online revealing its budget internals and is expected to be the company's cheapest smartphone in the current lineup.

The leaked specifications which first appeared in a report from Spanish website Xataka include, a 4.3-inch screen with a 720p resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of built-in memory, a 1900 mAh battery and a 5 megapixel rear camera. It is not known whether the smartphone will feature a MicroSD card slot, but the lack of one will surely be a deal breaker for most consumers as 4GB of internal memory is very low for modern smartphones. On the software side, the smartphone is reported to be running Android 4.4.2 out of the box unlike the Moto G which was launched with Android 4.3.

The interesting aspect of the leaked specifications is the thinness of the device which is rated at just 6mm which is generally not seen in budget devices which tend to be bulky and fat. Compared to the Moto G, the leaked specifications are a bit lower which leads us to assume that the Moto E will be cheaper and can further increase Motorola's success in the entry-level segment.

Motorola is expected to launch the Moto E in Latin American markets for a price close to $230 in the near future. The company recently launched the Moto G Forte in these markets and have been successful with the Moto G range of devices in emerging markets all over the world.

Source: Xataka (Spanish) via GsmArena | Image via The Next Web

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This phone, by itself, blows any Windows Phone out of the water with Google Now. See folks, unlike the Lumias with Cortana, this phone is complete voice activated, Unlike Windows Phone....you don't have to press a button to call the "assistant" (Google Now)

The Moto E is below the Moto G. The latter lacks the voice-activation features of the Moto X so it's unlikely that the former will have them.

Also, I disagree. I've used a WP8 device and a Nexus 5 and I rarely use Google Now. I don't see how that feature "blows any Windows Phone out of the water".

Nice. Like what Motorola has been doing lately. And good for them and others since it looks like Samsung is not doing too well in court.

Got my Moto G for £99 and ulocked for £1.50, fantastic phone and i would say you would have to spend £200+ to beat it.
Well done Motorola.

Good strategy. Not a lot of phones to confuse the crap out of the average consumer. Just simple, low-end E, mid-end G and high-end X.

Ambroos said,
There's still a lot more successful Android apps, and most people will go for an Android over a Windows Phone.

Yeah but what kind of experience will they enjoy on such low end device?

Heartripper said,

Yeah but what kind of experience will they enjoy on such low end device?

A pretty good one. The Moto G performed great with lower specs, and the specs of this Moto E are still actually quite good for Android. Enough RAM, decent CPU. You don't need much more to be smooth nowadays.

Heartripper said,
How is this going to compete with lumia 52x that are priced around 100$?

Easy, its not Windows Phone

No it won't have an SD card slot. Unless they want to be sued by Micrsoft again. And even if it did, I don't think Android allows you to download apps on SD card. This feature in 8.1 has given new life to low end devices like the HTC 8S and Lumia 520.

Kitkat does not allow you to do this anymore. Even direct file manipulation via apps like ES File Explorer is now limited unless you root.

WOW, I didn't know that. This could be a game changer. I have 32GB available for games on my phone thanks to SD card support on my Lumia 620 and Windows Phone 8.1.