Meet the Moto E6, Motorola's upcoming entry-level smartphone

Meet the Moto E6, Motorola's upcoming entry-level smartphone
We kind of got used to Motorola launching two new smartphone families every year, and 2019 might not be an exception to this unwritten rule. After revealing the Moto G7 series a few months ago, Motorola is now gearing up to introduce two additional affordable phones: Moto E6 and Moto E6 Plus.

The Moto E6 Plus was spotted on Geekbench early this week, and the listing mentioned the smartphone would be equipped with a MediaTek octa-core processor and 2GB RAM. Although we don't have any new info to share about the Moto E6 Plus, we do have something to show you that's related to its cheaper brother, the Moto E6.

Evan Blass has just published a press picture showing the unannounced Moto E6 from all angles. It's true that the phone looks totally unappealing, but let's not forget that this is an entry-level smartphone that will probably cost no more than $150 at launch.

The large bezels and bulky form factor are the main design traits that make the Moto E6 unattractive. On the bright side, the phone does seem to feature a 3.5mm audio jack and a rather nice pattern on the battery cover.

Unfortunately, it's hard to tell when exactly Motorola will unveil the new phone, but the Moto E6 series should be revealed in the next few weeks. Based on the previous history, Motorola E series usually gets announced in April/June, so we'll just have to wait and see if the US company maintains the same roadmap for the E6 phones as well.

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Moto E6
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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4 Comments

1. LoweBoy

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 21, 2019

Right now, you can get a Moto X4 for roughly the same price as this phone, and it's way better. The E series never see platform updates, so it'll forever be on Pie. The X4 is on Pie. Better processor, better screen, better cameras, better everything. Right now, the E series phones are pretty much useless.

2. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 137; Member since: May 29, 2019

The majority who buy this phone don't care one way or another about updates, or the other technical specifications.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why would the Moto E6 he $150, especially since you can get the Moto E5 for $100 or less right now. What I find funny is this Moto E6 and even the Moto E5 have roughly the same resolution displays as Apples iPhone XR, which costs $750. This should show everyone how cheap the iPhone XR truly is. Yet Apple prices it ridiculously high.

4. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 137; Member since: May 29, 2019

The market who buys this phone might just tolerate smartphones than feel the need to have a smartphone, to be fair. Also, the idea of a budget phone not having a ton of jank installed is still a major selling point at this price range, considering an 85$ J2 from Samsung has their inferior S8-Era UI. Some will forego major OS upgrades in favor of less crap they don't want installed, including Facebook and others.

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