New Motorola Moto E images and specs revealed, colorful Moto Shells included

What we’re seeing above is the Moto E, an unannounced Motorola smartphone that was first pictured late last night next to the Moto G. The Moto E is now fully revealed, thanks to a Brazilian retailer that published photos of it, as well as a list of its specs.

According to the retailer, the new Moto E sports a 4.3-inch display - just as previously rumored. Its resolution isn’t mentioned, but it’s expected to be of 720 x 1280 pixels. The model that will be commercialized in Brazil is the XT1025, which comes with dual SIM capabilities. Here are the rest of the handset’s specs and features:

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi
  • 5MP rear camera without Flash (there's no front-facing camera)
  • Dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal memory 
  • microSD card support (up to 32GB)
  • 1,980 mAh battery
  • 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm (it looks like the rumored 6.8mm thickness wasn’t accurate after all)
  • 140 grams 
Like the Moto G, the new Moto E will have exchangeable Motorola Shell (available in various colors). The new smartphone will most probably be announced on May 13 as a device that’s “priced for all.”

So, what do you think about this Moto E so far?

source: FastShop (in Portuguese) via Tecnoblog (translated)



1. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Even this is gonna rock like Moto G in sales..

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its rumored to be $99, which would be great value for money Hopefully this means Lenovo is letting the Moto team continue their good work

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

this is bad news for the Nokia x

25. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Sorry Nokia(M$). When we have Moto E and 520, Nokia X is useless. When we have Moto G and 630, Nokia XL is useless.

45. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 52x do not have dual Sims. The 630/635 is still not released yet. Only the 630 will have dual Sims. Remember Android is still selling hundreds of millions of smart phones every quarter (240 million Q1, 2014). Microsoft and Nokia needed to get something into the users hands in emerging markets and it had to be inexpensive and support dual Sims. Everyone knows Microsoft and WP is still playing catch up to Android. So if you looked at the specs of the Nokia X then you would know WP 8 would not even run on a cortex-A5/A7 which is currently running in the Nokia X devices. Also WP 8 never supported on screen buttons or dual Sims, both of which the Nokia X devices once again have. So it was easier for Microsoft and Nokia to just take Android and add a UI that resembles WP and can run Microsoft's existing apps and services. Microsoft already has a number of apps for Android already. Now you know why Microsoft did what they did. The project name for it was called project Normandy. Microsoft and Nokia felt like they had to stem the growth of Android, because it keeps growing every quarter. Also the moto G is better then any lumia 5xx, 6xx, 7xx, 8xx device hands down.

29. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Nokia should have never released an Android phone. I always was and always will be against a Nokia & Android collaboration. WP as a whole suites the colorful Lumia line up of Nokia. They should release WPs with even lower prices as this will help them increase their already significant presence in emerging markets.

31. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

That's just it - they can't. Imagine that? WP is too expensive even for the old nokia. Now that the license fee is free, that changes. But of course, MS owns that division, so that doesn't really change anything either.

46. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

My god you are blaming Nokia for the Nokia X. Let's go with that. Nokia never made any Android smartphone all this time until they announced one this February at MWC. Nokia said for our first android phone we will put the lowest spec cortex-A5 CPU in it with only 512mb of ram, 4gb of storage, a poor 800x480 LCD display, a UI that resembles WP, and no Google apps and services, only Microsoft's. As if Microsoft wasn't 100% behind the Nokia X. Because Microsoft's strict Hardware and software controls for WP bit Microsoft right in the butt. WP couldn't run or be supported on low hardware until WP8.1. Even then they still have strict hardware controls and only support Qualcomm CPUs still.

43. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Nokia X is already bad enough, and now this. LOL.

49. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

No front snapper?

50. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Dat pink moto logo...

2. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

waiting for it. i want to buy this for my father!!

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Looks a lot better than white. I hate White bezeled phones.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hope moto gets this one right like G and X.

22. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Well they took steps forwards and backwards. No front camera....but sd card support... Dual core chip... If its priced even lower or the same as the G, it will do fine with sales.

30. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

IMO the Lumia 525 or 620 are better than the Moto E based on the rumours. However, the Moto G & the L630/635 are pretty closely matched. Both have distinct advantages over the other.

28. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

P.S. I think this would end up as India exclusive. Also i have a feeling that this one has front facing stereo speakers.

33. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Confirmed for not only India, but South America and Asia as well. It is listed in America Movil's database also, so it more than likely will show up in Mexico and Central America, possibly come to the U.S. on one of their eight MVNO's. I could see Aio/Cricket and Boost/Virgin pick it up, it would only make sense. You dig, Phil Brooks?

35. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Just an assumption bro. :-)

36. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Of course it'll be exclusive to India as it got leaked in Brazil..We all know Brazil is in India..

38. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah you gonna kill me for that? Just read the flipkart news on gsmarena so i thought it would be exclusive...

41. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

All Motorola smartphones will be exclusive to Flipkart in India. Only Flipkart will sell Motorola smartphones in India, no other retailer can.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not bad...looks simple, chubby and colorful. Not bad at all. Hope it's $80 or maybe near that price, sometimes miracle can happen right? Make it possible, Motorola.

10. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

probably about $150. But still better than any cheap phones from Samsung, LG, Sony & HTC. The good thing is it's not mediatek crap

16. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I think it'll be less than $150, that's about what the Moto G was going for, and this is supposed to undercut that. My guess is $80 to $100 range, and will compete directly with the Nokia X line.

40. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

$150 will be too much imo. The Moto G starts from $179, and some carrier in the US offers it for $100 to 130 off contract and includes the charger. This Moto E offers a lot less than the Moto G, including screen size, look, front camera, flash, and a slower processor.

6. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

PA.. Ya'll sleep on Saturdays and Sundays... I saw this news in GSMA and was not able to open the photos... Been waiting here for more than an hour for you guys to post it here.. Bytheway.. Thx...

21. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Hey, we're only human (maybe o.o ).

23. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol. but whats the real reason for slow day at weekends?

32. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

If GSMA is from the east n you are from the west, I do understand the time delay... But wat happened to news round the clock...? O.o

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