Just right before MWC2015, Motorola has announced the release of the long-awaited budget 2nd generation phone: Moto E. Motorola added that it won’t only be released in the U.S. but to about 50 different countries globally. This Android Lollipop-packed phone is an affordable device for consumers who wish to own a Lollipop powered product.
The 2nd gen phone is an upgrade from the first gen. Here’s a big upgrade: the second gen has an LTE version. It’s only priced at US$150 (MYR557). The device holds a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with internal memory of 8GB, also an upgrade from having a dual-core processor and 4MB of internal memory from the 1st gen. The only thing that’s remaining is the display resolution, which stays at 960×540 (qHD) resolution.
The device will run on Android Lollipop 5.0 out of the box and will have a 4.5-inch qHD display. The general appearance is the same with how the first generation of the device looked like. The difference is that now, the phone will have only one silver bar at the earpiece instead of at the microphone. The microSD & SIM card slots can also be easily accessed by removing the side panel instead of the rear cover.
Software wise, Motorola brought Moto Display for notifications, and Moto Migrate for moving data between a new phone and an older phone. Not only that, but Moto E 2nd Gen will allow you to have choices of colorful shells, called Grip Shells. These are bumpers that you can put on to your device that adds protection and add a touch of color to your device.
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