Moto E coming to Canada in June

Moto E launch in TorontoFollowing launch events in other parts of the world, Motorola Canada today also unveiled the Moto E along with the Moto G 4G LTE.  The entry-level Moto E is aimed first at people still using a feature phone and for whom smartphones have remained unaffordable to date. Its price point will also make it a compelling option for anyone looking for an inexpensive smartphone.

More than 70% of handsets in use today are still feature phones. Motorola sees this market as a huge opportunity and the Moto E is the continuation of the work it started last year with the Moto X and the Moto G. As Odile Guinot, Motorola Vice President and General Manager, said today, “Mobile internet should be a right” and the Moto E is designed to promote this.

The Moto E adopts the same design aesthetic as the Moto X and Moto G but at an even lower price. According to Motorola, it features not only best in class display (4.3-inch QHD with 256 PPI) and better specifications than comparable devices.

Motorola Moto E

Moto E specifications:

  • Processor: Dual-core (1.2GHz × 2) Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA+ (21Mbps)
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Display: 4.3-inch qHD (540×960 / 256PPI)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal storage: 4GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Battery: 1,980mAh
  • Dimensions: 124.38 × 64.8 × 12.3 millimeters
  • Weight: 142 grams
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Other: Interchangeable Motorola Shells and Grip Shells, FM radio

The Moto E will launch in Canada as an unlocked device in June at select retailers. It will sell for CA$179 outright and without contract.