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Cheap, cheaper, cheapest: Motorola intros Moto E, LTE-enabled Moto G

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Motorola-Moto-ELet’s not act surprised. We knew Motorola would introduce an ultra-low-cost Moto E and slightly pricier 4G Moto G, and we even knew the announcements were due today. But that doesn’t change the fact these two look like nothing we’ve seen so far go for so less.

Starting with the actual newcomer, the Moto E is priced at £89 on British shores and Rs. 6,999 in India. Outright, SIM-free and no contracts involved. That’s $150 and $117 respectively and odds are the US price tag will come closer to its Indian counterpart. Maybe undercut it. Say, to 100 bucks.

Either way, the E goes on sale in a handful of markets on May 14 (tomorrow), plus an additional few dozens in the following weeks. Running close to stock Android 4.4 KitKat out the box and guaranteed to get at least one major subsequent update in timely fashion, the 4.3 incher is clearly not a looker.

But you can customize it with flashy Motorola shells, which is definitely a nice design touch. Hardware-wise, you’re looking at a configuration made of a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 chip and 1 GB RAM. That should deliver less than stellar performance, yet truly mind-blowing speed all things considered.

The rest of the specs are fairly run-of-the-mill, including 960 x 540 pix res screen, 4 GB built-in storage, 5 MP rear cam and 1,980 mAh battery, though again, for around $120, it’s a pretty darn hot set of features.

As far as the 4G Moto G is concerned, I reckon there’s no need listing all the specifications. The device is your standard G with LTE speeds, and that’s all there is to it. Significantly costlier than the E, it’s headed to GB at £149, so stateside, it might keep things relatively in check, at $150 or so. $170, tops.

Via [The Verge]

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