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Motorola launches ‘not-so-dumb’ Moto E, $200 Moto G with LTE

“Goodbye, dumb phone” is the tagline Motorola is going for with its latest smartphone, the Moto E — a wallet-friendly device with a couple of above-average tricks up its sleeve.

The Moto G is also now LTE capable and will cost you just over US$200. There’s also another model, the Moto E, with 3G that has a price tag of just US$130.

When the Moto G hit the online shelves last year, the company was hailed for making a breakthrough budget smartphone with impressive specs. The Moto E takes it to a whole other level it seems. Motorola says, “it’s built to last and built for all”.

As seen in the fun introduction video, the Moto E is splash-resistant, has customisable rear shells and a 24-hour battery life. It also has a 1980mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

Furthermore, the 4.3-inch device has an impressive 1280×720 display that’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU. It has a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3 front camera.

You can opt for a 8GB or 16GB version though you’ll get two years 50GB storage free on Google Drive on both. It also has a microSD slot.

Take a look at the launch video:

Author Bio

Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Keen to take over the world, one word at a time, he has always been interested in both politics and development and studied International Relations (BA) at Stellenbosch University. With an interest in innovation and social change, he seeks to tell the... More