Motorola has announced Moto E (2nd Gen), successor of the first generation Moto E that was introduced last year. The new Moto E has a slightly larger 4.5-inch display, but has the same qHD resolution. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC, comes with 4G LTE connectivity and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera without flash and a VGA front-facing camera. It also comes with 3G variant (XT1505) that has a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 SoC.
It has water repellant coating, similar to other Moto G and Moto E series. It packs a slightly larger 2390mAh battery that promises up to 24 hours of battery life with mixed usage. Motorola will sell colorful Bands and Grip Shells for the smartphone separately.
Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) specifications
- 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection
- 4G – 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with 400 MHz Adreno 306 GPU
- 3G – 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor with 400 MHz Adreno 302 GPU
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
- Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
- 5MP rear camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 66.8×129.9×5.2 – 12.3 mm; Weight: 145 grams
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 2390mAh battery
The Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) comes in black and white colors and is priced at US$119.99 (Rs. 7,430 approx.) for the 3G variant and the LTE variant costs US$149.99 (Rs. 9,300 approx.). Motorola Bands and Grip Shells are priced at $19.99 each. It will roll out in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia starting today. Motorola India has confirmed that it will be available soon on Flipkart, but it is not clear if both the variants would be available in India.