Rumors have started surfacing on the Internet suggesting that after serving ‘the best handset in the budget segment’, Moto E (2nd gen), the Lenovo-owned Motorola is likely to launch its next pocket-friendly smartphone. According to a rumor, the company will unveil its Moto E (3rd gen) smartphone this year.
The upcoming smartphone by Lenovo is spotted with two model names, XT1700 & XT1706, which hints that the next Moto E will be launched in two variants.
In February last year, the Moto E (2nd gen) was also announced in two variants. One of them offers only 3G connectivity, while, the other one allows the device to be used in 4G network as well. Hence, it could be believed that the Moto E (3rd gen) will also be launched in two variants.
However, citing the leaked prototypes the models could be Moto G (2016) and Moto X (2016). As a fan group, HellomotoHK has recently posted an image of Moto X Plus showing leaked specs of the phone. In addition, the group also shared pictures of the purported Moto G 2016 and Moto X 2016 prototypes in February.
Earlier this year, the company refuted the rumors, which suggested that Motorola planned to kill the Moto E and Moto G series. The smartphone maker said that both of the lineups will live.
Talking about the rumored technical specifications, Moto E (3rd gen) will be running on a higher version of Android Marshmallow operating system. It will feature a 1GHz MediaTek MT6735P processor bundled with 2GB RAM and ARM Mali-T720. The manufacturer has packed the smartphone with 16GB of internal storage with microSD card support. The dual-SIM handset will also support dual 4G standby.
On photography front, the Moto E (3rd gen) is rumored to boast an 8-megapixel of autofocus image snapping tool with LED, which is coupled with a 5-megapixel of user-facing selfie shooter. It will flaunt a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display.
As far connectivity is concerned, the handset will support all major standards including, 3G, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and microUSB. It will also feature accelerometer, compass, gyroscope light sensor, and proximity sensor.