Motorola to announce a new smartphone on May 13, is it the Moto E?

Motorola will host a press event in London on May 13, and it looks like it has a new smartphone to showcase then. The invite to the event, which was revealed a few hours ago, reads: "Connect more people to the world's information and each other, and they can do great things. Introducing the next smartphone from Motorola to make these connections happen. Made to last. Priced for all."

Motorola to announce a new smartphone on May 13, is it the Moto E?
The last part seems to suggest that we’re going to see the rumored Motorola Moto E. As reported earlier this month, the Moto E should be ultra-cheap, allegedly featuring a 4.3-inch 720p display, 5MP rear camera, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory (hopefully expandable), and a 1,900 mAh battery. It’s said that the handset is only 6.8mm thin. The one improvement we're all hoping to see, though, is in connectivity - the affordable Moto G did not support 4G LTE, and this new handset might finally right that wrong.

Motorola is already selling the Moto G and Moto X in the UK, so the upcoming event is definitely about a brand new handset.

As you may know, a new Moto X+1 is also supposed to be announced later this year. However, we’re not expecting this to be “priced for all.” Anyway, whatever happens on May 13, we’ll be here to let you know.

via: Pocket-lint

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28 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

MOTO 360 please!!!

2. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

That's not an Smartphone... C'mon!

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Correction: See'man.

6. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Seriously how the hell did they think the 360 is phone even though there was an article about the 360 watch

8. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I never said it was a phone... Im just stating that Moto should focus on releasing the 360 Watch! instead of cheap devices... the G is already cheap enough

9. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Not for a lot of people in the developing world. Or even poor people in the developed world. And they already said the 360 is coming this summer. I'm patiently waiting for the successor to the Moto X, hoping those 2 come around the same time.

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

exactly they say the 360 is coming this summer.

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Moto E will be big hit like Moto G. Big Sell Numbers.....

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Moto E for "Elf"?

5. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

price it between 130-150$ and Motorola will have another successful smartphone like moto g....[only if it has micro sd card slot,]

10. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

I think they should call it the Moto Rola.

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I hope they aim for a $99 price, since it seems the Moto G is going for $149/179 based on memory versions. (I know the prices are more like 179/199, but prepaid carriers tend to sell it a little bit cheaper than the unlocked models). I dont think this phone is worth releasing if it's any more than that. The 99 price will also line it up as a direct price competitor to the Lumia 520/521.

12. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

The Moto Especially bad? See what I did there

13. SamDroid unregistered

Why did motorolla have to go with stock android. ITS HIDEOUS, PERIOD!

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

One very good reason is that it allows them to get updates much more quickly than other devices. Heck, the Moto X had Kit Kat before the Nexus 4 did. Another is that Motorola devices can still absolutely fly without needing the sheer horsepower that heavier skins require.

24. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

HIDEOUS??? Dude are u saying that Google's Design is HIDEOUS????

26. SamDroid unregistered

Stock Android is hideous. I don't get why you guys love it

27. Chidoro43

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Because it's not hideous at all and it's fast, smooth, intuitive, and customizable

28. SamDroid unregistered

It looks plain and boring. I usually install CyanogenMod coz of all the hype around it but it always feels hollow to me so I end up going back to stock on my phones

14. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Moto G II 2014, please. $99-$199 with newer/boost in specs, new design, too.

15. spasticpat

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Wish it would be the X + 1

16. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

MOTO A , B , c , d ,e , f ... x y z hahaha

19. express77 unregistered

720p screen but 4GB internal memory! What?

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

moto still alive?

21. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Yes they are and as I see it they best company that deliver fast updateds and best day to day usage they dont but gimiki features in their phones also with a hardware that delivers best usage with the software snd let me talk about the good price

22. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

I was about to say that

23. Chidoro43

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Yep!!

25. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

bugsbunny00: are u from this world???

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