Third-generation Moto E unveiled with larger display, same price

By Jos
Jul 14, 2016
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  1. After refreshing its Moto G lineup in June, Motorola is now following up with an update to its entry-level Moto E that brings a few hardware improvements for 2016 at the same low price of its predecessors. With the Moto G4 jumping up to 5.5-inches, the third-generation Moto E is also making the move from 4.5-inch 540 x 960 display to a new 5-inch 1280 x 720 display.

    Under the hood you’ll find an unnamed quad-core processor, a larger 2,800mAh battery, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing shooter for selfies, dual SIM support, 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and a MicroSD slot for expanding storage. Unfortunately the announcement doesn’t mention anything in the way of internal storage and RAM; for reference, the 2015 model comes with 8GB of internal storage and 1GB RAM.

    The Moto E3 will run Android 6 Marshmallow out of the box and will be available in black and white color variants and features the same build with splash-proof nano-coating we saw on this year’s Moto G. The phone is set to launch in UK in "early September" starting at £99 in select retailers including Tesco, Amazon and Argos, following the launch of the Moto G Play in August for £129. There’s no word on an international release be we’ll likely hear more soon.

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  2. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Addict Posts: 170   +70

    They need to start killing 8 GB SKUs of these phones, 16 GB should be minimum.
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  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 849   +336

    2800mAh sounds good for the price. With that res and 5 inch display it should hold a long time.
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  4. noc81

    noc81 TS Enthusiast Posts: 79   +29

    Still love my Verizon-model Moto E 4g.. Besides the fact that the bootloader is permanently locked and I've been entirely unable to root it.

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