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.