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Motorola Moto E set for May 13 launch

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Motorola has sent out invites for a new smartphone launch, with all signs pointing to the Motorola Moto E.

The invites that have been sent out are for a launch event being held in London on May 13.

"Connect more people to the world's information and each other," it reads. "Introducing the next smartphone from Motorola to make these connections happen. Made to last. Priced for all."

The timing of the invite, the mention of Motorola’s next smartphone, and the words "priced for all" point to the likely unveiling of the Motorola Moto E.

Rumours concerning the Moto E have been circulating for a couple of weeks now. It recently emerged that the successor to the hugely popular Motorola Moto G would be smaller and even cheaper.

Leaked specifications for the device point to a 4.3-inch 720p display, which is significantly smaller than the 4.5-inch Moto G and the 4.7-inch Moto X.

That’s backed by reports of an incredibly slim body - at just 6mm thick it would be slimmer than pretty much anything else out there.

The Moto E will be less powerful than its big brothers too, with a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU. Both the Moto G and the Moto X contain quad-core processors.

Elsewhere we’re expecting 1GB of RAM and just 4GB of internal storage - another decidedly entry-level component. A 5-megapixel camera and a 1,900mAh battery complete the package, according to the leak.

It’s the "priced for all" bit that really excites us. Given that the Moto G debuted for a staggeringly low £130, we’re fully expecting the above lower-specced follow-up to drop in at or below the £100 mark.

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