Moto E XT1506 2nd Generation (2015) launched in India. The launch of the device was expected as the company had sent invites to the press for the launch event. The device launches in to the already crowded Rs. 7,000 segment. Moto E XT1506, which carries a price tag of Rs. 6,999, will be available from the Flipkart online store starting tomorrow midnight.
Update (March 12): The device is now available from Flipkart for Rs. 6,999.
Moto E XT1506 2nd Generation (2015) as you already know is the successor of the highly popular 2014 device Moto E. The device is upgraded with 4.5 inch display against the 4.3 inch display in the previous version. A secondary VGA camera in front makes its way into the newer version. This was absent in the first iteration of Moto E.
International launch of the device was held last month. Motorola had launched a 4G Moto E during the global launch, with a slightly better specifications. This device, however, does not make it to India, this time. We hope to see this device in near future.
The scene is not like it was in the past when the company launched its Moto E in 2014. At that time there was hardly any good device in the Rs. 7000 segment that came from an international brand. Motorola just took the entry level mobile markets to a spin. As mentioned above, the scene has changed since then with the arrival of brands like Xiaomi. Motorola, at the given price point will compete with the likes of Redmi 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Lenovo A6000 and Micromax Yu Yureka .
In a similar new the company yesterday launched the Motorola Moto Turbo XT1225 in India. The device is currently available on Flipkart for pre-order for Rs. 41,999. This the same device that is known by the name Moto Maxx in other international markets.
Specifications of New Moto E 2nd Generation (2015)
- 4.5 inch capacitive touch display
- 960 x 540p resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 16M colors, 245 ppi pixel density
- 1.2 GHz quad core CPU
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
- Adreno GPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 GB of internal storage
- microSD cards up to 32 GB
- Android 5.0 Lollipop OS
- 2G, 3G
- FM Radio, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0
- 5 MP rear camera
- VGA front camera
- 2390 mAh battery
- 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3mm dimensions
- 145 g