Moto E breaks cover in leaked press render ahead of official unveiling


Motorola is scheduled to unveil its latest budget friendly Android-powered smartphone, the Moto E, at a press conference in London tomorrow Tuesday, May 13, but it looks like Brazilian retailer Fastshop isn’t too keen on the idea of waiting as its already listed the upcoming handset on its official website.

In terms of design, the press render below clearly shows a handset that’s extremely similar to its older brethren — the Moto G and Moto X. However, the Moto E appears to have a significantly thicker bezel, together with a newly-implemented metal microphone and speaker slot, which, according to the listing, is designed to dramatically improve call quality and reduce background noise.

Meet the Moto E.

With regards to internal components, the Moto E is expected to pack a 4.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, a 1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 4GB of built-in flash memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD), 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1,980mAh battery.

As the Moto E is another cheaper, scaled-down variant of Motorola’s flagship Moto X, it’s not quite as customizable as the latter, so you will be not be able to use MotoMaker, but it does have interchangeable back panels like the Moto G with three colors currently listed as available (white, turquoise and yellow), though it’s thought that more will be added when the device is officially announced.

Unfortunately, that’s all the information that was provided in Fastshop’s listing, but be sure to check back tomorrow, as Cult of Android will provide you with the latest news from the press conference in London as and when it breaks.