Lenovo took charge of Motorola a few years ago and since then, it has been struggling to impress in the market. However, with the reputation Motorola has had in the entry-level market, Lenovo has been busy trying to keep things as normal as possible by updating current versions of Motorola devices.
Things are already cool with the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, both of which were launched sometimes back. These are budget handsets that came in to take the place of last year’s Moto G3 and to keep the trend going, Motorola is lining up another major update of another entry-level handset, the Moto E series.
The Moto E 2015 will soon be replaced by a Moto E3 or Moto E 2016, this is according to a new leak coming from India’s import and export listing site, Zauba. Apparently, this handset could be coming in for a price of less than $130, or less than Rs. 9,000, for those in India. As for the UK, where the Moto E3 will reportedly be launched, potential buyers will have to part with just £99.
According to the Zauba listing, India has imported a total of 30 Moto E3 handsets for the purposes of testing. The phone, if it ends up being the successor to last year’s Moto E, will come with a larger screen size of 5 inches, but the HD resolution will be retained. Under the hood, the phone will pack a quad-core processor that should be supported by a RAM of utmost 2GB. Reports point towards a decent 2800mAh battery, which should be boosted by the Doze mode feature that comes with the preinstalled Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
To jog your memory a little bit, the 2015 Moto E came in with two variants – 4G and 3G models. However, with 4G being the latest protocol, it is possible that the Moto E3 will stick to a single model with 4G connectivity. Going further to the camera matters, you won’t be disappointed with the 8MP rear and 5MP front snappers, especially on the knowledge that this phone is a budget handset that you will be buying for less than $130