Rumors by Luke Jones on Thursday December 04, 2014.
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Motorola already had the budget king in the Moto G, but the company decided to have a crack at the entry level too with the fantastic Moto E. The device landed back in May and at just $129 off contract it is a bona fide bargain smartphone that will probably even be rocking Android 5.0 Lollipop in due course.However, Motorola is already looking to update the Moto E with a new model and even thought the first model is only six months old, we are hearing that the second gen version will be announced by Motorola "very soon". That's according to Greek website Techmechanics, although the site did not elaborate on when exactly very soon is. I would predict that the handset will launch next year, in the first quarter of 2015. The current Moto E comes with a 4.3-inch screen, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 with 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera, 4GB of on board storage, and a micro SD card slot to expand the storage space. The device is a well spec'd machine for the very bottom of the smartphone market and it is a compelling choice for the budget restricted. There is no surprise to see that Motorola will up the ante across the board for the newer Moto E, giving the entry level consumer and even more enticing prospect. The handset will reportedly come with a bigger 4.5-inch screen, although it will retain the same 540 x 960 resolution. Elsewhere they will be a Snapdragon 400 with 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear snapper, a front facer this time, and interestingly LTE. That would make it very similar to the original Moto G in terms of hardware. Price will be kept suitably low, so expect the Moto E 2 to be a bang for your buck king of the smartphone world. Are you looking forward to this handset? source: Techmechanics (translated)