Next-gen Motorola Moto E expected to have a larger display, Android Lollipop, and the same great price

Released by Motorola back in May, the Moto E - pictured above - represents outstanding value for money, being sold for just $129 off contract. Although it’s only been half a year since the handset was introduced, Motorola is reportedly already getting ready to launch a successor to it.

According to Greek website Techmaniacs, the second-generation Moto E should be announced “very soon” - though it’s not clear if this means that we’ll see it before the end of the year (we guess not).

Reportedly, the new Moto E will be slightly larger than the current model, offering a 4.5-inch display (with the same 540 x 960 pixel resolution). The handset’s internals may be similar to those of the Moto G from last year, thus possibly including a Snapdragon 400 processor, and 1 GB of RAM. LTE, a 5 MP rear camera without flash, and Android 5.0 Lollipop should also be on the features list. As for the price, it’s said that Motorola will keep it low - but that’s to be expected anyway.

All in all, we are certainly looking forward to seeing what Motorola can do with the next-generation Moto E. What about you?

source: Techmaniacs (translated) via GSM Arena



1. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Moto E should have at least 5". First time buyer that have no tablet, prefer big screen phone.

2. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

"Moto E should have at least 5" - I disagree :) There are lots of well-made, affordable handsets with 5-inch screens, or larger (especially in Asia), but not so many with 4 - 4.5-inch displays.

8. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The Motorola G 2014 has a 5 inch for $179 so 4.5 is perfect for the Motorola E

12. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Motorola G should have at least 5.4"

15. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

You're not making sense, the moto x is 5.2 if I'm not mistaken, so why would they sell a cheaper device with a bigger screen, thats competing with themselves. Now if you'd like a bigger device at a cheaper price buy a note 3. the "new' moto e will have 4.5, the g 5.0 and the x 5.2 and of course the nexus 6 with a 6" so i think the N6 is the device for you.

19. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

People with tight budget that don't have tablet prefer big phone. They use the phone as the only gateway to the web, as they don't have tablet/notebook. People with tablet and/or notebook like most american prefer premium flagship with smaller screen. Bigger screen doesn't need to be better spec. Just look at galaxy mega or huawei ascend mate. It's snapdragon 400 with big screen. That's what Motorola need as their entry level.

21. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I understand but Motorola is not that type of company .

23. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Unfortunately, that's the way that the market work. If motorola keep fighting the market, it won't sell much.

22. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Moto G (2014): 5" screen (294 PPI) Snapdragon 400 1 GB Ram microSD card slot. $180 The phone you have described is the 2014 Moto G. If someone wants that spec they will have to pay for the extra money.

18. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Don't. This is a budget device and it's sufficiently big. Let alone Moto X.

3. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

why not just buy the 2013 moto g?

4. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

People in the third world are much more price conscious compared to developed countries you're living in today. This is a big deal.

16. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

because its permanently discontinued

5. glovepmc

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I agree with Tziggy14, and I live in the US. A lot of people in the US love to dominate comment sections on tech blogs asking why anyone would buy a budget oriented device when something is better for a little (or a lot) more money. It is based on pure ignorance of the fact that quite a lot of people simply cannot afford what they can, and that budget Android (or WP) phones get better and better every year, making the trade-offs involved not so steep anymore. The Moto E is a great phone and quite frankly, if you can't for the $50-$100 more for the Moto G, you really aren't missing out so much. The Moto G is great, but the gulf between the E and G for basic smartphone users is simply not great enough to always justify the extra cost for the G. People in the US seriously need to wake up and realize the realities of life in countries other than their own, and quite honestly, their own country. The vast majority of Americans are not wealthy and do not have money to throw away just because the processor is marginally better and the screen resolution is higher. Most people will not care about this kind of stuff.

6. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

They need to ad 4glte to the moto G 2014. give it 16 gb of in ternal storage and its the best value for your money. moto e even has lte.

13. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Yup I agree, probably will eventually just like they did with the 2013 Moto G. I just ordered a Moto G LTE 2013 from the current Cricket Wireless deal (comes out to $25 after $75 MIR) and it comes with LTE and microSD card support. you can even unlock it to have it work on T-Mo, and purchasing an unlock code from eBay for it is really cheap, like a couple of bucks off of eBay so I can use it on other networks like T-Mo.

7. JnCrls unregistered

Snapdragon 400 and LTE connectivity? I don't think so. The LTE connectivity is possible only if they add a Snapdragon 210 processor.

9. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

or a 410,,, which is going to be soon in Moto G lte version soon,,, just few days back there was moto device spotted with snapdragon 410 on Geekbench site

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5699; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hopefully the G gets the 610 and the E gets the 410 But probably more likely that the G gets the 410 and the E gets the 210

17. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

lol snapdragon is too expensive.. 610 won't come that cheap ... its made for 300$ + phones it will be snapdragon 210 for moto E and 410 for moto g

20. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Not true. OnePlus One have snapdragon 800 series and $299 price tag.

25. soumadeepm

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

i'm sorry but i'd like to correct you. its the SD8XX Series not 800. :) And yes OnePlus One has a MSM8974AC SD 801 chip clocked at 2.5GHz. The same chip used the xperia Z3,Z3C, Galaxy S5, and a lot of other flagships. But it costs almost half of their price.

14. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Not true. 1st gen Moto G LTE (XT1045) has a SD400 with 4G LTE connectivity.

11. tanujtiwari2008 unregistered

The new moto e should have a flash at least which can be used as a torch too. If possible, rope in an autofocus camera on top. Just that. Nothing else.

24. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

If it has a lower-res display but same S400 processor as the Moto G, doesn't that mean that it will have better performance than the Moto G?...

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