Though Motorola’s Moto G has already been regarded as quite cheap when compared to most flagship phones out there, Motorola is not quite finished with their cost-cutting party. They are expected to announce a cheaper alternative to the G, the Moto E, at an event in London on May 13, and we have finally started seeing leaks of the design of the device.
The first source shows the alleged Moto E to the right of the Moto G — we see that Motorola may have removed the front-facing camera as an additional cost-cutting measure, there seem to be front-facing speakers (yes!), and the phone seems pretty similar to other Motorola devices (in that it looks to be running a near-stock build of Android, and has a fairly minimalistic design).
Our next source is showing us red, white, lemon, and teal Moto E models allegedly — no word on whether these backs will be hot-swappable as on the G, or whether you will have to buy the different color options straight from Motorola.
The third leak shows us possible press renders of turquoise and lemon models of the G, and though we don’t have front-facing images to cross-verify the authenticity of the first source, this lines up with everything else we have seen related to the device so far.
Our second to last source looks to lend credence to the all the previous rumors — we see a black phone with the same speakers as previously mentioned, and no front-facing camera. The back is almost exactly the same thing as the previous leak showed.
Finally, we may have got specs for the device from a Brazilian retailer, along with even more pictures. This phone could feature Android 4.4 KitKat, 4GB of on-board storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor, and a 4.3″ display along with a 5MP camera. Finally, the codename could be “XT1025″.
Amid this torrent of leaks, we are anxiously awaiting the May 13 reveal of this device, where we will know for certain what the device looks like, along with (crucially) the specs and price.
Sources: hellomotohk (Google+), Android Police, @evleaks (Twitter), Hudson Martins (Twitter), Droid Life 1, 2, Fastshop