Motorola has announced the launch of its budget smartphone – the Moto E – in India today for just Rs 6,999.
Motorola Moto E has a 4.3-inch touchscreen display with 540×960 pixels resolution. This IPS display has Corning Gorilla Glass coating and is said to have low glare. Moto E is armed with a dual core 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon 200 processor and 1 GB RAM. It is currently based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Motorola has promised the next update as well.
The Moto E has 4 GB on-board storage and offers a memory card slot that can hold up to 32 GB micro SD card. Note that it is a dual SIM handset and comes with WiFi, micro USB port, and Bluetooth 4.0. For navigation, it has GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou. It has FM radio as well.
The Motorola Moto E has a 5 megapixel rear camera with Auto HDR, 4x digital zoom, burst mode, and panorama features. Moto E has no front camera though. It has a 1960 mAh battery that claims to offer up to 24 hours of talktime. It too has a curved back panel, measuring 12.3 mm at the thickest point while 6.2 mm at the thinnest part. It weighs 142 grams.
By pricing it at just Rs 6,999, Motorola has definitely upped the ante, not only for Indian handset makers but for the MNC guys like Nokia which has recently launched its Android OS based Nokia X, currently retailing for less than Rs 7,000.