The first smartphone coming out of Motorola after the company was sold to Lenovo has been unintentionally leaked by a Brazilian retailer called FastShop. The new smartphone, called the Moto E, is expected to be officially announced by the company in an event on Tuesday in London as a device that’s “priced for all”.
The images found in the Moto E listing on the FastShop website shows that the Moto E still retains the same design style of Motorola’s Moto G and Moto X devices. It is safe to assume that the Moto E was already long in development when the company was purchased by Lenovo. The front of the phone has no physical buttons while the right-hand side of the phone features the device’s power/sleep button and a volume rocker. The rear of the Moto E features the device’s 5-megapixel camera along with the Motorola logo.
According to the listing, the Moto E’s screen measures 4.3 inches with an expected screen resolution of 1280 x 720 at the most. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The new smartphone is equipped with 4GB of internal storage and will be powered by a 1,980mAh battery. It will run on Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The Moto E also features two SIM card slots and a microSD slot for expandable storage up to 32GB.
Based on these specifications the Moto E seems to be targeted towards emerging markets where features like dual-SIM support are popular. As for connectivity, the Moto E won’t be capable of LTE but will support 3G connectivity and Wi-Fi.
Aside from the black, the Moto E will also come in other colors that include turquoise and lemon yellow. The phone’s shell will also be exchangeable. Information on pricing was not leaked by the listing but the Moto E is expected to be priced somewhere in between $100 and $200.