New Delhi: Lenovo is all set to take the ultra-affordable Moto E to the next level in 2016 with the launch of Moto E3. The new version, which hits markets in September, will come with the much-needed hardware upgrades compared to its predecessor.
The smartphone succeeds the highly successful Moto E (2nd generation) and will come with Android Marshmallow, 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor, smudge-resistant screen protector and slightly larger capacity battery.
The smartphone has been announced in the UK where it has been priced at 99 pounds, which comes to somewhere close to Rs 7,000.
At this price point, the smartphone can be compared to Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro, Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, Intex Aqua View and Panasonic Eluga A2, which cost in the range of Rs. 7000 – Rs. 8000.
Moto E3’s 5-inch screen is bigger as compared to the 4.5-inch screen the E2 had. The smartphone will come with 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera and will be powered Android Marshmallow. The E2 earlier had 5 MP rear and 0.3 MP front camera with Android Lollipop.
Lenovo has integrated Motorola's business into its phone division and will simplify the phone lineup and kill a few cheap Moto models. However, in India, the Moto E series has always been a bestseller, which might have given a push to the company to launch the next generation of Moto E.