Second generation Motorola Moto E headed to Verizon, LTE in tow

Second generation Motorola Moto E headed to Verizon, LTE in tow
While Motorola hasn't confirmed the existence of a second generation Moto E, we already saw a few renders that allegedly show the new smartphone. Now, we can take a look at another render, which seemingly shows a Verizon-branded next-gen Moto E. That's right, it appears that Motorola's upcoming budget handset will be launched by Verizon, though there's no word on exactly when this is supposed to happen.

Earlier this month, Best Buy listed the new Motorola Moto E as coming soon, mentioning that this would cost only $99.99 off contract. However, the retailer quickly removed the Moto E webpage from its website, so for now we've no idea when the smartphone should become available (though "soon" is probably a good guess).

The new Moto E should be a bit larger than last year's model, reportedly offering a 4.5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels. The upcoming handset should also come with LTE connectivity and a front-facing camera - two features that can't be found on the old Moto E. Other than that, the second-gen Motorola Moto E could have a Snapdragon processor, 1 GB of RAM, and microSD card support. Near stock Android Lollipop will almost surely be on board.

As a reminder, Verizon should soon also launch the Motorola-made Google Nexus 6, becoming the last major US carrier to sell the extra-large handset. Back to the new Moto E, is anyone looking forward to buying one?


source: Android Police

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12 Comments

1. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

Why LTE in second generation of Moto E and not Moto G? I hope they have a LTE one of Moto G (2nd gen.) :'(

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The already have a second gen motor g lte it's called Moto g 2014 lte

3. icdvtrvt

Posts: 45; Member since: May 05, 2014

That's for GSM, not Verizon CDMA.

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That's weird that Verizon doesn't have a g lte when there the ones that get most of the Motorola phones

6. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

In the U.S.?

10. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I'm not sure what this guy is talking about but I was talking u.s. and I was pretty sure the Moto g lte 2014 was available at Verizon but I could be wrong because I'm with at&t

12. TheWolfHowling

Posts: 4; Member since: May 27, 2014

When Motorola was launched last May, a LTE varient of the Moto G was also released. It is possible that this could happen again

4. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Motorola has a special place in my heart. Just like Apple invented the modern smartphone. Motorola invented the budget cheap phone.

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Go home, you had too much white wine...

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6043; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Apple couldn't have invented the Smart phone if Motorola hadn't invented the mobile phone. Also Motorola didn't invent the budget cheap phone, they perfected the quality budget phone. Cheap has nothing to do with their line of products.

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Actually, Motorola invented the cell phone, without which Apple would be selling a touchscreen iPod.

8. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

$20 this ends up a phone-in-box for prepay...

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