Motorola Moto E 2 reportedly sneaks into shops

The second generation of Motorola’s entry level smartphone, the Moto E, appears to have hit shops in the US.

It was only last May that the first Motorola Moto E appeared, supplying solid build quality and respectable specs for less than £100.

Now, following a number of leaked images last month, the Motorola Moto E 2 appears to have hit shops in the US. There has been no official announcement to accompany this, we should note.

SlashGear reports that the Moto E second generation is available as a prepaid purchase, and that it comes with a few modest improvements.

There’s a slightly larger 4.5-inch TFT LCD display with the same  960 x 540 resolution. The new Moto E’s processor appears to be the same dual-core Snapdragon 200 as the first model, backed again by 1GB of RAM.

One again, you get a 5-megapixel rear camera with no flash, but the presence of a front-facing camera is an improvement – even if it is only a VGA one. Storage has been doubled to 8GB, while there’s the same provision for expansion through a microSD slot.

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Perhaps the most exciting spec here is that the Moto E 2 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. There are a number of Android flagship phone owners that will be casting envious eyes at the little budget Moto for that.

Apparently, the Moto E 2 is intended for those mobile networks that didn’t carry the first device last year, rather than as an outright replacement.

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