Motorola has sent out invites to the Indian press for an event to be held in Delhi on May 13, presumably for the launch of the Moto E. Moto E is known to be a watered down version of its best selling Moto G, and we had expected the device to be priced well below Rs 10,000.
A new listing on Zauba, an Indian import data website, confirms the name and also gives us an idea of the price of the next affordable Motorola device. The “Made to last. Priced for all” smartphone is likely to be named Moto E. The document also reveals that about 1300 units of Moto E units have reached the Indian shores and each device costs Rs 6,330. Now, the import site lists per unit price of the Moto G at Rs 9,219, which means the Moto E would most likely be priced just under or around Rs 10,000.
We can expect Moto E to be available via Flipkart, considering Motorola’s partnership with the e-commerce store for its last two India launches – Moto G and Moto X.
Our review of the Moto G noted that this is probably the best budget Android smartphone around. And the Moto E looks to one up this. It is expected to sport a 4.3-inch 720p display, and come powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. That’s almost on par with the Moto G. One can expect 4GB onboard storage, a 5-megapixel camera and a 1900mAh battery.
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