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Moto E 2nd Gen to be Launched in India for Rs 6999

by Nivedit MajumdarMarch 7, 2015

Motorola has had a successful stint in India, with its devices – the Moto G, Moto G2 and the Moto E facing immense popularity amongst the masses. Coming with a vanilla Android experience, and offering decent specifications at a very competitive price bracket, the company has ensured that its devices are doing extremely well in the country.

The company is soon to launch its new device in the budget offering – the second generation of their Moto E. A device which offers good specifications at an affordable price point, the Moto E Gen 2 will surely go well with the masses!

IMPROVEMENTS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION

The new Moto E will bring to the table a lot of improvements over its predecessor, in the form of better hardware and software features. The key upgrade is the support for 4G bands, which means a higher internet speed. The other upgrades are elaborated upon below.

HARDWARE

The second gen Moto E has a better processor, a better display and a larger size as compared to the first gen. Frankly, the specifications are quite similar to the first gen Moto G.

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SOFTWARE

This is where the new Moto E truly stands out. First off, as expected, it comes with Android Lollipop out of the box, and the company has stated that this phone will continue receiving updates.

Moreover, a lot of features from the higher end Moto X have also been integrated into this phone. Features like Quick Capture, where you can twist the phone to directly open the camera, and the intuitive Notifications system, where you can shake the phone to view or dismiss any notifications directly from the lock screen.

Besides, there’s always the standard Motorola applications such as Moto Assist which aim at making the usability factor very high on this phone.

CUSTOMISATION

With the new Moto E, the company has also introduced a new accessory in the form of the Motorola Bands. These are basically bands which will fit snugly around your phone without bulking up your phone. Think of it as a cover, for the sides of your phone!

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There’s also the standard Moto shells which come in a variety of colours.

SPECIFICATIONS

Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU.
Memory / Storage : 1 GB RAM, 8 GB Internal which can be expanded upto 32 GB via Micro SD Cards.
Display : 4.5″ qHD 540×960 245 ppi IPS Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Anti-smudge coating.
Battery : 2390mAh
Cameras : Rear – 5MP (Without Flash), Front – VGA
Operating System : Android 5.0 Lollipop

The phone also comes with a water resistive coating.

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LAUNCH DATE AND PRICE

The new Moto E will be launched in India on March 10th, 2015. It will be sold via Flipkart at a price of Rs. 6999/-.

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Nivedit Majumdar

Content Writer, technophile, pianist
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