Moto E (2nd Gen.) : Specs, price & availability in the Philippines
The first generation Moto E didn't arrive in the Philippines. Why? The only reason I can think of is the lack of market for it. The suits may have figured that there's nothing to gain with releasing the affordable smartphone here. Or local partners weren't interested. Or the Moto G fits the local market more.Â
Here's to hoping that the second generation Moto E do get official Philippine release.
The new Moto E or Moto E (2nd Gen.) has two variants - 4G and 3G. Basing on the tech specs provided, the main differences are the processor, the connectivity (as the label implies) and, of course, the price.
Introducing the Moto E (2nd Gen.)
- Operating System:Â Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop)
- LTE Version QualcommÂ® Snapdragonâ„¢ 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU
- 3G Version QualcommÂ® Snapdragonâ„¢ 200 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 302 with 400 MHz GPU
- Storage: 8GB user storage, MicroSD slot supports up to 32GB expandable memory, 1GB RAMÂ
- Display:Â 4.5 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (~245 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3, oleophobic coating
- Battery:Â Li-Ion 2390 mAh battery
- Camera:Â 5 MP, 2592 Ñ… 1944 pixels, autofocus
Price in the Philippines
The 3G version retails for USD 119, while the 4G is at USD 149.Â My guess is the 3G will retail between PHP 6,500 to 7000. The 4G, on the other hand will most likely retail for PHP 9,000.
When will it be available?
The first phone was never launched in the Philippines. It may be the same for the new Moto E. There's a slim chance we'll see it in store. Even more so now that Android One phones take center stage and begin marketed as the "best budget phone for Pinoys."Â But if the Moto E does get released, it should be within the next 6 months.
For more information about the Moto E (2nd Gen.), click here.
You may also be interested in the the new Moto G, the Moto X Play, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P.