About a month ago, an unknown Moto XT1750 device showed up that were quick to rubbish as the supposed Moto E 2017, but as things turning out, it seems this could indeed be the Moto E3 successor.
The Moto E3 was unveiled in September 2016 and as usual, the phone packs budget specs that are priced at a budget figure. However, looking at the previous leaks about the alleged Moto E 2017, it was hard to believe that this is indeed a successor to the Moto E3, especially looking at the specs.
It was rumored that the Moto XT1750 handset will ship with the same 5-inch screen that you see on the Moto E3, but this one gets a lower resolution of 480p as opposed to the Moto E 2016’s 720p. As far as the specs under the hood are concerned, the unknown Motorola phone will reportedly ship with a MediaTek MT6580M processor with a clock speed of 1.3GHz and is paired with a 1GB RAM.
In terms of storage, the alleged Moto E 2017 has a mere 8GB, but this can be expanded via a microSD card slot of possible no more than 32GB. Camera-wise, you only get a 5MP shooter on the back and a 2MP sensor for selfies.
At the moment, it cannot be confirmed whether the Moto E 2017 device that has appeared online is indeed the same device as the unknown Moto XT1750 device. But if this the case, the latest reports suggest that the Moto E4 will ship with the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. This could indeed be amazing (the software part), but it remains to be seen if Motorola will for sure come in with such a low-specced device and the subsequent pricing of the same.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) March 19, 2017
Last year’s Moto E3 has a 5-inch 720p screen, a MediaTek MT6735P processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. The back has an 8MP camera while the front ships with a 5MP shooter for selfies and to keep it going is a 2800mAh battery unit. You also get support for 4G LTE connectivity on this budget phone. If anything, Motorola is expected to upgrade most of these features and retain some, but not downgrade them like what the Moto XT1750 model implies.