The Moto G has created waves in the smartphone market with its specifications and price tag. Spanish website Xataca has reported that the company will soon launch a low-end smartphone, named Moto E, an affordable device similar to the Moto G, but featuring a much thinner and more compact body.
The Moto E has surfaced in Mexico where it will be priced at around $230 off-contract (between 2999 pesos), almost the same price as the Moto G. The Latin American market has been the prime target for such a class of affordable devices, and Mexico and Brazil were some of the biggest launchpads for the Moto G.
The specs of the smartphone are a very close copy of the Moto G:
Moto E will come with Android 4.4 (KitKat) and offer dual-sim functionality. The smartphone will come in black and white colour options and have back covers in different hues.
The most notable feature of the Moto E is its thinness – measuring just 6.2mm, making it slimmer than the likes of iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4. This along with the possible 4.3-inch display, would make it a truly compact, Razor-y smartphone, in the best traditions of Motorola.
Reportedly, Mexican telecom operator Telcel will start retailing the smartphone in coming weeks. There is no word on the global rollout of this handset. On the pricing, the report says that Moto E will be placed between the 8GB and 16GB versions of Moto G. This means, it is likely to be priced between Rs 12,499 and Rs 13,999 in the Indian market.