Good news for Android fans in India, as the Motorola's upcoming smartphone, the Moto E, is said to go on sale the same day it is revealed.
Motorola Mobility confirmed last week that it would introduce another Android smartphone on May 13. Even though the US-based company did not reveal the name of the device, according to a few leaks from different sources, the smartphone that Motorola plans to launch next week is called Moto E.
The affordable smartphone will be officially introduced during two press events in London, UK, and New Delhi, India. According to AndroidOS, Motorola Moto E will be available for purchase the moment it goes official.
But there is more to it. Motorola Moto E has been recently spotted on Indian import data website Zauba, along with its model numbers and approximate price tag.
It appears that there will be three Moto E variants launched on the market, though we're not yet sure whether or not all will be available in India as well.
Anyway, the Moto E single-SIM variant is listed at Zauba as Motorola XT1021, while the dual-SIM version is known as XT1022. A third Moto E model features dual-SIM with digital TV and is codenamed Motorola XT1025.
Motorola previously teased the Moto E as a smartphone “priced for all” and the listing on Zauba provides the confirmation that this handset will be even cheaper than the Moto G, which is extremely popular among Android fans in India.
So, the import documents on Zauba mention that the Moto E will be available for prices between Rs 7,999 ($130 / €95) and 8,499 ($140 / €100) outright.
Given the fact that there will be different versions of Moto E available on the market, it makes sense to have different price tags. Still, take these numbers with a grain of salt until Motorola officially introduces the Moto E in India.
Customers who are anxiously waiting for the Moto E to go on sale should know that the smartphone is likely to be exclusively available in India via Flipkart.
The online retailer was also the only one to sell the Moto G and Moto X smartphones in India, so we can safely assume that Flipkart will also offer the Moto E when it becomes available next week.
For those unfamiliar with Motorola's upcoming Moto E, the smartphone is said to pack a dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.
It will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB) and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The Moto E is also rumored to come with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, along with dual-SIM support and 1900 mAh battery.