Beginning of the year Lenovo had put end to rumors that the company would kill the popular Moto E and Moto G lineup. This year Motorola launched two new Moto G devices. Now, it seems that the Moto E 2016 is all set to hit the market soon. While there have been plenty of rumors in the past, a smartphone, likely to be the Moto E (2016), has been spotted by mobilexpose.com on the Bluetooth SIG. The listing also reveals that the smartphone will come with support for Bluetooth 4.1 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The listing hints that the official launch could be around the corner. Also Read - Mi 12 Ultra to be a massive upgrade, can pack 200MP camera, Snapdragon 895 SoCAlso Read - Moto G60S, G50 5G and Edge 20 Lite coming soon: More Motorola midrange phones for 2021?
While the Bluetooth listing doesn’t reveal a lot of details, but the recent leaks have given a fair idea about what to expect from the new Moto E smartphone. From what we know so far, the Moto E (2016) will feature a 5-inch 720p display resolution. It will be powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. Also on offer will be 16GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot for further memory expansion. On the camera front, the device sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. The Bluetooth certification also confirms that the smartphone will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
Right now there is no word on the official pricing of the Moto E 2016, but a listing on the import and export site Zauba had revealed a price tag of Rs 5,169. This is unlikely to be the final pricing, but the official launch price could be similar.
Looking at the leaked specifications, the new Moto E will be a major upgrade over the 2015 variant. The Moto E that launched last year comes with a 5-inch qHD display along with 8GB of built-in storage. In the photography department, the Moto E (2015) sports 5-megapixel rear camera and VGA front facing camera.