An alleged official render of Motorola’s upcoming Moto E smartphone has been published by Android Police. Rumors about the second generation Moto E had started doing the rounds late last year, but this is the first time that we have gotten our first look at an alleged picture of the smartphone.
The leaked image seems to show a design that seems largely familiar to us, with strong cues taken from the Moto G 2014 design. The front of the device in fact looks so similar that we could think the picture was actually of the 2nd Gen Moto G, if not for the lack of a speaker grille. The back looks very similar to recent Motorola devices as well, with what looks like a rubberized finish. All these do hint at the device being the next-gen Moto E as it doesn’t look exciting enough to be the Moto G 2014 successor by any means.
We can also see that the device runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop as the picture shows the new material design UI and the Lollipop on-screen buttons. Sadly, not much else has been revealed by the picture, so for now all we can do is wait for the official announcement of the device. If we were to guess, we would say the new Moto E could debut at the Mobile World Congress or perhaps even sooner at a dedicated Motorola event.
According to earlier rumors, the second generation Moto E will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1GB RAM and a 4.5-inch display with qHD 540 x 960 resolution. The new model may also include 4G LTE connectivity. Despite the slightly bumped up specifications, the new Moto E should also be priced similarly to its predecessor, making it one of the most desirable options out there for first time smartphone buyers.