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New Moto E unveiled with LTE and a bigger screen

by Jacob Kleinman | February 25, 2015February 25, 2015 6:30 am EST

Motorola promised a big announcement for Wednesday and it looks like the company has already delivered. A new version of the Moto E, Motorola’s cheapest smartphone, was officially announced this morning.

The device comes equipped with a 4.5-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 2390mAh battery, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing camera for video calls and selfies and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Motorola’s also included some of its own useful software, which adds extra features like the ability to launch the camera with a quick flick of the wrist along with Moto Display for notifications and Moto Migrate for getting started.

The company is also offering swappable accessories for the new Moto E, which comes in black or white. You can add color with one of six Motorola Bands or a protective Grip Shell. The new Moto E is available in over 50 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia starting today for just $150 off-contract.

Overall, it sounds like a solid upgrade for what was already a pretty great device. We’re particularly happy to know that the new Moto E is getting LTE support. That bigger display is nice too, though we’re curious what it means for the phone’s pixel resolution. Finally, it’s great to see Motorola include a front-facing camera this time around.

We’re still waiting to get our hands on the new phone, though based on what we’ve seen so far it looks like Motorola may have the best low-cost phone on the market.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...