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Second-gen Moto E rumors back on the table after possible FCC sighting

We’re still a little light on specifics, but if real, the 2015 Moto E is certainly no powerhouse.

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2014 was a busy and prosperous year for Motorola, even though a lot of doubt surrounded Lenovo’s buyout and intentions for the US-based mobile phone maker. Now, it’s crystal clear. Lenovo owns Moto, but it doesn’t intend to dismantle the company, or change its direction in any way.

If anything, Motorola may enjoy increasing freedoms under new management, with greater focus on solid hardware and smooth software and less immediate attention placed on profits. Bottom line, it’s business as usual in the Illinois offices, and next on the agenda seems to be a second-generation Moto E.

Too early for an entry-level refresh? Perhaps, but the OG Moto G got its first tweak roughly six months after its introduction, and a further upgrade another four months later. Meanwhile, the 2014 E is around eight months old already, so in certain circles, it could be considered obsolete.

Just don’t expect a major overhaul. Rumor is the E2 shall pack 64-bit processing power to squeeze every bit of juice out of Android 5.0 Lollipop, but a Snapdragon 410 is hardly the world’s zippiest such chip.

Moto E FCC

And then we have an FCC certification of a mysterious Motorola 4583 with Wi-Fi b/g/n support, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, but no 4G LTE connectivity. Obviously, that’s a deal-breaker for speed addicts, however it shows Motorola remains dedicated to supplying ultra-low-cost gear to cash-strapped masses.

What else do we know about the 4583 that may or may not be the second-gen Moto E? It’s got a non-removable battery, just like its presumed predecessor, and measures 129.9 mm in height and 66.96 mm in depth while sporting a display screen with a 136.9 mm diagonal.

That last number translates into no less than 5.39 inches, but obviously, bezels are included. For reference, last year’s 4.3-inch Moto E sizes up at 124.8 x 64.8 mm, so most likely, we’re looking at a 4.5 incher this time around. With 5.0 pre-installed, naturally, and, we presume, specs largely matching the non-LTE 4.5-inch Moto G.

Source: Phone Arena

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