The Moto E 2015 (2nd generation) was released in February 2015 and now we have information on its successor: the Moto E 2016 (3rd generation). The newest leaks reveal possible specs for the device. Here's everything we know about the Moto E 2016 price, release date, specs and features.
The Moto E 2015 (2nd generation) was announced early February 2015 and released on February 26 2015. The initial price for the US was US$149 with a similar price in other countries. Motorola is pretty consistent with its pricing for successive generations and we could expect a price for the Moto E 2016 to be near its predecessor.
Moto E 2016 design
The design of the Moto E 2015 was sturdy but within the bounds of an affordable device. It had a 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm body and weighed 145 g. The LCD screen was 4.5 inches, and was protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The Moto E 2015 had a better design than its predecessor, the Moto E 2014, although they did not differ too greatly. Given this, we could expect a similar progression from the 2015 version to the 2016 one: a practical, hearty body with little deviation from the previous model. Although we do not yet know the body size, the current rumors show the Moto E 2016 with a larger (5-inch) HD screen.
Moto E 2016 Specs
The Moto E 2015 had some respectable specs for its price range. And while there were some difficulties, the Moto E 2015 managed to get an AnTuTu benchmark score of 21,856, that's nearly 8,000 more than it predecessor, the Moto E 2014. We hope for another improvement in performance for the 2016 model.
Possible specs rumors leaked by WinFuture and picked up by PhoneArena give us some insight about what the Moto E 2016 could contain. The reports indicate that there will be two variants of the device. The devices are only known as XT1700 and XT1706 (from GFXBench) and they have the exact same specs.
According to the reports, both versions of the Moto E 2016 have the same display, MediaTek MT6735P quad-core processor, the Mali-T720 GPU, 1.9 GB RAM, 12 GB of internal storage and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The rear camera is 7 MP and the front is 4.7 MP.
What are you hoping to see with the Moto E 2016? Let us know in the comments.