Motorola teases the new Moto E, "Goodbye Flip Phone" hashtag included

Motorola is reminding us that it’s going to announce a brand new smartphone tomorrow, on May 13. The company took to Twitter to post a screenshot from the UI of the upcoming handset, while adding a #GoodbyeFlipPhone hashtag - which is a sign that the new device is made for first-time smartphone users.

While Motorola doesn’t mention new smartphone’s name, this is likely going to be "Moto E". The screenshot revealed today by the company looks just like the home screen of the alleged Moto E that was pictured over the week-end.

Another tweet from Motorola mentions that the new smartphone won’t be afraid to get “a little dirt” on its keypad. So the handset will probably be dust- and water-resistant (or maybe just splash-proof, we can’t know for certain at the moment).

Reportedly running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Moto E seems to be a 4.3-inch handset made with emerging markets in mind. It’s said that its features include a 5MP rear camera, a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of expandable internal memory, and a 1,980 mAh battery. We’ll have all the official details tomorrow, so stick around.

source: Motorola (1) (2)



1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Interesting device. No front-facing camera, no LED flash for the rear camera. But this is the case for many low-end Android phones. But unlike those other phones, this one has a far better screen enough processor power and RAM to run things without too much lag. "emerging markets" seems to be a buzzward for companies that are making cheap phones for 2nd or 3rd world countries, but that term ingores the fact that there are plenty of people in 1st world countries that can't afford, or just don't want to spend so much on a smartphone. I'm not rich, and neither are most of the people I know. Many of them have low-end, affordable smartphones like Huawei, Alcetel, Lumia 520/521, and cheap Samsungs. Phones like the Moto G and Moto E would be great for them. Cheap, but not horribly laggy, with crummy screens, or limited OS's like WP.

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You make very good point. Phones like this could make a killing in 1st world countries.

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

We don't know how 'non-laggy' this is, crummy screens - we don't know its resolution, and limited os? yes because this will have so much tons of hp that any root will work just magically and make it be like a viper. In reality, the people who will get these phones wont even know the term root thinking you are asking them for root beer. And if they are so inclined to root, you can get dev preview install non store apps.

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

TL;DR Why dont you stick your face back in that comic book phone.

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol.....+1 No wonder the kids love that OS. How can anyone stand those looks for more then a week is beyond me. WP fanboys are too insecure about their OS

14. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Crummy screens... It's 4.3 inches. The Moto g had a nice screen, I think the Moto e will too. And about the, "limited OS?" The leaks say it's going to be android 4.4, and in that picture it looks like Kit-Kat, too. So, like StraightEdgeNexus, go stick your face back in that old comic book phone, and I guess we'll see in a few hours.

2. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

This phone is going to sell like hot cakes in emerging markets... The only thing that bugs me is the lack of flash... i dont use front cam that much...

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Here, this wallpaper should address your problem for flash:

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Cool, I actually saved that picture - thanks

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i still want flip phones

5. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Ew gross. Sike lol. I still have love for flippers.

15. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

If you like flip phones, then why do you have a phonearena account?

6. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I think the goodbyeflipphone thing is because the front facing speakers! you don't have to flip your phone anymore

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No its because the price of the flip phone is not that much cheaper then a phone like the moto e. A flip phone however does very little in comparison to a phone like the moto e. So bye, bye featureless flip phone.

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This is true, it is why I recommend 521's all day. It is hard to beat a 70$ phone from Walmart.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Spam detected. Advertising beloved brand.

11. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

That would be a great money maker for Moto. Now all they need to do is release a true flagship, not another mid ranger and flagship price like the Moto X.

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I think Moto is starting to get more like Samsung and HTC again with more low and mid range phones on many carriers. Moto went away from it years ago and focused so much on Verizon. A few more Moto G variants have been announced recently...They will get back to flagships eventually. Hopefully later this year. And I would argue that the Moto X was a a good price. So much uniqueness went into that phone...

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, so, YES, this phone sucks compared to almost any is being sold at a pretty cheap, what is the big HOOPLA about now?

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