The rumor mill suggests that Motorola is readying a new budget Android-powered smartphone that will be even cheaper than their Moto G. Named Moto E, the handset is expected to see the light of day on May 13 during Motorola’s event.
Indan import data website Zauba holds record of 1,300 Moto E smartphones that were shipped on May 3 in Bangalore, India. The same website reveals that the total value of the 1,300 Moto E units was of Rs. 8,229,293 ($137,017), resulting in a wholesale price per unit of Rs. 6,330 ($105).
It seems that the Moto E won’t be as cheap as it was initially suggested, as the retailers will most likely add up a bit on top. The handset will probably go on sale around the $120 mark. Anyway, we’ll find out in about a week, when Motorola has promised to introduce their “priced for all” smartphone.
According to the latest reports the Moto E will arrive with a 4.3-inch display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of native storage, and support for microSD cards. The handset is also expected to have a 5 MP camera mounted on its back and a 1,900 mAh battery under the hood, while running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.