Motorola is being very coy in teasing the press of an upcoming announcement that they will be making in on the 25th of February (26th February Malaysian Time (GMT +0800)). What the newly Lenovo owned company did was send a note teasing “Everything you need is inside one box”. While that description is vague as hell, the company has successfully piqued the interest of the press with many speculating that the contents of the box.
The first bit of speculation that is surfacing is that the box would contain a successor to the successful Moto 360 smartwatch or a VR accessory to complement their widely praised line of devices. However, there has been little news on both fronts when it comes to both a successor to the Moto 360 and a VR accessory.
Another speculation flying about is that Motorola will announce the successor to their budget phone, the Moto E, in the box. The Moto E debuted mid last year and brought the manufacturer’s device into a price range that redefined “budget” in the term “budget smartphone”. Shortly after, we saw the renewal of its sibling devices, the Moto X and Moto G but there has been little news on the Moto E.
Be that as it may, that did not stop the Moto E from making its rounds in the rumour mill. We have leaked images of the successor which point to the device being heavily influenced by its elder brother, the Moto X. In addition, there seems to be an additional front facing camera this time around. The previous iteration of the Moto E lacked the front facing camera in the interest of keeping the price point low. In addition, the Moto E seems to be coming with a larger 8 GB of memory (double what the original had) which will be expandable via microSD card slot. From the looks of the leaked renders, the budget device may be released running the latest and greatest in Android – Lollipop. In addition, it looks like Motorola may be opting for the slightly beefier Snapdragon 400 instead of the Snapdragon 200 in the current generation Moto E.
We will have our answers in a matter of days. But you can’t deny that Motorola’s coyness in the announcement has piqued the interest of many people on the web. Not only that, but it looks like Motorola may be trying to steal the thunder of some of its biggest competitors announcing this device days before big guns like Samsung and HTC take the stage over at MWC in Berlin.