By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi -Tuesday, March, 10 2015
Motorola has announced the launch of the 2nd generation Moto E (3G) in India for Rs 6,999. Motorola has also said that it will bring the 4G version of the phone to India soon but has not revealed its price or launch date.
The Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) offers a 4.5 inch display with 540 x 960 pixels (qHD) resolution, as compared to the 4.3 inch display of its predecessor.
The Moto E (2nd Gen) measures129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm and weighs 145 grams.
The 3G version runs on the 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 quad core processor while the 4G version has the 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 quad core CPU.
The new model has much better 8 GB inbuilt storage against 4 GB of the earlier Moto E model. However, the new model has 1 GB RAM and a 32 GB micro SD card slot as the older one.
Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) has also a water resistant coating.
It has GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS for navigation. Besides, the phone has WiFi, GPS, Radio, and Bluetooth.
Like its predecessor, the Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) has a 5 megapixel primary camera with auto-focus, geo-tagging, panorama, and HDR features and it can record videos at 720p at 30 fps.
The Moto E second generation has a VGA front camera. However, there is no flash light in its rear panel.
In view of the better processor and bigger display, Motorola has armed the new Moto E with a bigger 2390 mAh battery compared to the 1980 mAh unit of the Moto E (1st Gen). Motorola has said that it offers 24 hours of talktime on mixed usage.
The handset has been launched in the USA yesterday in Golden Yellow, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry, Purple, and Red colours.
At Rs 6,999, the Lenovo A6000 is the direct and the biggest competitor of the Moto E (2nd Gen).