Moto E with LTE launched with a quad-core processor, Android 5.0, and more for $149

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 25 Feb 2015

Moto E 2nd gen

Motorola today announced an LTE equipped version of the Moto E with some major under the hood upgrades. The successor to the company’s massively popular Moto E (2014) comes with a bigger, faster processor and more. 

Motorola has bumped the screen size on the new Moto E to 4.5-inches (vs. 4.3-inch), though the resolution of the display remains the same at qHD (960 x 540). The display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 and comes with an anti-smudge coating. Under the hood, the handset packs in a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage space and a microSD card slot.

There is also a 5MP snapper at the rear and a VGA shooter in the front. Interestingly, the handset also features Quick Capture and Active Display that allows users to quickly shoot pictures and view their notifications when they pick up the handset, respectively. Both these features were previously only available on Motorola’s flagship handset — the Moto X.

Motorola states that the gigantic 2,390mAh allows the new Moto E to “last a full day” of heavy usage. On the software side, the handset runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with some handy apps from the company pre-installed.

Moto E with LTE will be available in black and white colors, and can be customized through its removeable rear shell, which Motorola will be selling in six different colors for $19.99 apiece.

The handset will be available in more than 50 different countries, including Europe, Asia, and North America, though Motorola did not reveal its official price tag. Considering that the handset will go on sale in key markets from today itself, the official price of the handset will be known within the next few hours.

Update: Motorola has listed the Moto E for $149 on its US website.

[Via Motorola]