Motorola has launched its dual-SIM budget smartphone Moto E in India carrying a price tag of Rs. 6,999. The phone will be available exclusively via online retailer Flipkart from Wednesday.
Motorola Moto E comes with 4.3-inch display with a qHD (540x960 pixel) resolution, and 256ppi pixel density. Motorola is also touting the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen of the phone, along with its 'water-nano coating' which provides a measure of water resistance.
It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor along with Adreno 302 GPU alongside 1GB of RAM. The Moto E is a dual-SIM phone that supports Micro-SIM cards and an 'intelligent calling feature.' It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
( Also see: Moto E vs. Moto G )
Motorola's latest budget offering comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera, but just like the Lumia 630 launched on Monday, it has no flash or front camera, which will disappoint many. The Moto E comes with 4GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 32GB.
The smartphone is backed by a 1980mAh battery and sports 124.8x64.8x12.3 dimensions, while weighing 142 grams. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, FM radio and 3.5mm audio jack.
Moto E comes in Black and White colour options, but the interchangeable backs let you switch to other colours like Lemon and Turquoise.
India will be amongst the first set of markets that will be getting the Moto E. The phone is currently listed in Black and White variants on Flipkart.
The company also touted some software features of the Moto E, such as Motorola Assist, Alert, and Migrate.
Motorola sees Android 4.4 KitKat as a key differentiator for its range, claiming that 88 percent of Moto G and 91 percent of Moto X users run Android 4.4 KitKat, compared to 8.5 percent of all Android users.
At the launch event in Delhi, Motorola announced that it was now operating in 44 countries. The company claimed that the Moto G had been very successful, terming it the best selling smartphone that Motorola has produced. The Moto G was the "top selling phone in Brazil," Motorola added.
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