Motorola Outs Moto E (Gen 2) With a Bigger Screen, LTE and Android Lollipop
Motorola finally unveiled its next gen Moto E with a bigger screen and a much powerfulful processor with option of LTE support. 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 design of the new Moto E (Gen 2) has been kept the same, with 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 (Gen 2) comes with almost similar specs, but with a bigger 4.5-inch screen. However, both 3G and 4G model, just like the last generation Moto E is a 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.
Detailed secifications 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)|