Motorola's newest ultra-affordable phone sports a modern design and dual camera setup

Motorola's newest ultra-affordable phone sports a modern design and dual camera setup
Just in case you didn't find the mid-range Moto G8 lineup confusing enough, Motorola has decided to expand its low-end Moto E portfolio before making its long overdue flagship comeback official.

The Moto E6s is billed as the "newest addition" to the company's family of entry-level and ultra-affordable smartphones, although the notched handset appears to have been available in India since last fall. What's even more perplexing is the "brand-new" E6s also looks pretty much identical to the Moto E6 Plus internationally unveiled around six months ago.

The E6s and E6 Plus are however not to be confused with the "regular" E6, which is the only member of this low-end roster you can actually buy in the US. And no, the freshly announced Moto E6s is not set to be released stateside, at least for now, instead aiming for commercial availability in the "coming weeks" across "selected countries of Latin America, Europe, and Asia."


That's a shame, because the Moto E6 doesn't look great, with its terribly outdated screen bezels and everything, unlike the E6s, which adopts a slightly more modern design sporting a waterdrop-style top cutout and an admittedly thick "chin." The "s" model also offers a decent upgrade in the screen real estate department, from 5.5 to 6.1 inches, while adding a secondary camera at the back with a depth sensor.

The primary rear-facing shooter is obviously nothing to write home about, with a 13MP count and "ultra-fast focus", and the same essentially goes for all the other features, from the 1560 x 720 pixel resolution of the 6.1-inch panel to the 2 gigs of memory, 32 gigs of internal storage space, and 3,000mAh battery.

Still, it's hard not to be upset about the lack of US availability info for the Moto E6s when the UK price is reportedly set at £99. That would typically equate to around 100 bucks stateside, while the inferior Moto E6 normally costs $150.

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Moto E6
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
Moto E6 Plus
  • Display 6.1 inches
    1560 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio P22, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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