The Motorola Moto G is already the universal king of cut-price smartphones (as our review attests to), but Motorola isn’t content to rest on its laurels. A Brazilian tech site has leaked specs for what appears to be an even further scaled-back Moto handset.
The Moto E, as it is known right now, is a downscale of the already basic Moto G in almost every aspect: a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera, dual-sim capability, no 4G connectivity, and a compact 4.3-inch display (resolution as yet unknown). It’s suggested that in exchange for this technical trade-off you’ll only have to pay £159 for the handset, maybe even less (this is going by the leaked price tag of 599 Brazilian Real, so it is of course subject to change).
It will also be just 6.2 mm in depth and, perhaps most impressively, run Android 4.4 KitKat.
That’s all we know so far, but it’s pretty comprehensive for a first leak. What do you think – are those specs simply too basic to hold anyone’s interest? Or can Motorola do to the super entry-level market with the Moto E what they did to the lower end with the Moto G?