Motorola has started selling accessories for the Moto E (Gen 2) in India via its exclusive online partner, Flipkart. In the meanwhile, the Flipkart has also listed the Moto E (Gen 2)
with a coming soon tag.
The Moto E (Gen 2) accessories listed for sale by Flipkart include the Motorola Grip Shell Back Cover priced at Rs. 899, and the Motorola Band Multicolour at Rs. 999.
To recall, users can choose from a Black or White base colour, with a choice of interchangeable Motorola Bands (Golden Yellow, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry, Purple, Red) and Grip Shells (Golden Yellow, Charcoal, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry).
Motorola had launched the Moto E (Gen 2) in India earlier this month. While the 3G variant went up for sale at Rs. 6,999, which is same as the original Moto E price at launch last year; the company is yet to announce pricing of the 4G LTE variant of the handset. Motorola India General Manager Amit Boni had during the launch of the 3G variant said the 4G LTE variant could be expected to launch within the next two months, and that it would be priced below Rs. 10,000
Now, the Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G has been listed on Flipkart with a "coming soon" tag tipping an imminent release soon. .
Considering that Motorola launched the unlocked 3G model at $119.99 (approximately Rs. 7,400) and the 4G LTE model at $149.99 (approximately Rs. 9,200), we can expect the 4G LTE variant of the new Moto E to be priced at around Rs. 8,999.
The Indian smartphone segment is already lined up with a few 4G-enabled handsets priced below Rs. 10,000, namely - Lenovo A6000 (Rs. 6,999), Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G (Rs. 9,999), and Micromax's Yu Yureka (Rs. 8,999) - the Moto E (Gen 2) 4G looks set to be another entrant in the segment.
One of the biggest highlights of the Moto E (Gen 2) will be Android 5.0 Lollipop, which will also make it the first handset from Motorola running the latest Android version out-of-the-box launched under Rs. 10,000.
(Also see: Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G vs. Xiaomi Redmi 2)
For specifications, the new Moto E (Gen 2) and Moto E (Gen 2) 4G come with identical specifications except the chipsets. Under the hood, the Moto E (Gen 2) is backed by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 302 GPU. The company has finally upgraded the dual-core Snapdragon 200 SoC to quad-core. The Moto E (Gen 2) 4G is powered by a 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC with Adreno 306. The new Moto E only supports single-SIM, unlike the dual-SIM first-generation Moto E.
The new Moto E features a 4.5-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) offering a pixel density of 256ppi. There is a 5-megapixel rear camera again on the handset, while this time there is a 0.3-megapixel front camera also onboard. The new Moto E comes with 8GB of built-in storage, which is double the storage on Moto E, and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB).
The Moto E (Gen 2) includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0LE, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, and Micro-USB connectivity options. Another major improvement is in battery department, the new Moto E packs a large 2390mAh battery compared to 1980mAh battery on the first-generation. The handset measures 129.9x66.8x12.3mm, and weighs 145 grams.
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