The Moto E will be an affordable handset with a slim form factor, while the Moto G Ferrari edition will likely be a device with a red design scheme.
Motorola’s Moto G is one of the best sub-$200 handsets available right now, and it looks like the manufacturer is working on another handset that is just as affordable. Dubbed the Moto E, the device is said to be a mere 6 mm thick, which makes the 11.6 mm Moto G and 10.6 mm Moto X feel chunky by comparison.
Mexican tech site Xataka claims that the Moto E will launch in Mexico in the coming weeks and that it will retail for $244 (3,199 pesos). As far as the hardware details are concerned, Xataka ousted the specs late last week, which included a 4.3-inch screen (most likely an HD variant), dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, which is a downgrade from the quad-core CPU used in the Moto G, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP camera and 1900 mAh battery along with Android 4.4 KitKat.
The major difference between the Moto E and the Moto G other than the thickness is that the Moto E would only feature 4 GB internal memory, which can be extended with a micro-SD card slot. The Moto G, on the other hand, comes with 8 and 16 GB storage variations without a micro-SD card slot.
In addition to the Moto E, Motorola is said to launch a 4G version of the Moto G in the coming months. The device would feature the same hardware as the Moto G, but will feature an LTE modem.
Motorola is also said to be considering launching a Ferrari branded version of the Moto G. Details regarding this handset aren’t available, but the manufacturer has launched Ferrari branded versions of its handsets that featured a red design scheme as well as the prancing horse logo. It is likely that the Moto G Ferrari version would follow a similar design.
While all these handsets are catered toward the budget segment, Motorola is also going to launch the Moto X successor, the Moto X+1, sometime in the summer. The Moto 360 will also make its debut around the same time as the Moto X+1.