Motorola officially took the wraps off of the Moto E on Tuesday, its brand new low-cost smartphone that it hopes will usher people away from feature phones and into the smartphone market. The Moto E is super affordable at just $129 without a contract, though doesn’t offer all of the bells and whistles of most modern smartphones, like LTE.
Still, it runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and is equipped with a Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 4GB of storage that can be expanded with a 32GB microSD card, a 4.3-inch 960 x 540-pixel display, a 1980mAh battery, a 5-megapixel rear camera and more. It lacks a front-facing camera, which means video chat is out. The Moto E has a water resistant splash guard, so you don’t have to worry about minor spills. You can pick up a Moto E with US GSM bands or global GSM bands in white or black from the source link below, though the company is also selling “Motorola Shells” so you can swap out the back for different colors.
Meanwhile, Motorola also announced an LTE version of its Moto G, the device that now sits between the Moto E and the Moto X. It’s going to be available in the coming weeks and from local carriers around the globe in 40 countries for $219, a bit more than the original $179 asking price.