When Motorola revealed the Moto G it completely changed our perception of what a budget smartphone could be. Now it looks like the company may be gearing up to offer an even cheaper handset. A new Motorola device was recently spotted by Brazilian site Tecnoblog after passing through Anatel (the country’s FCC equivalent) to reveal a list of specs for the upcoming device.
The new Motorola smartphone appears to come in three variants with model numbers XT 1021, XT 1022 and XT 1025. The first offers a single SIM card slot, while the second is a dual-SIM device and the third packs dual-SIM support and a digital TV tuner. Other than that all three variants offer the same specs, including a 4.3-inch display, 4GB of storage, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM a 1900mAh battery, and Android 4.4 software.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Motorola could release a new phone that’s even cheaper than the Moto G. Former CEO Dennis Woodside previously hinted that the company might offer a $50 handset in the future. After Google sold the phone-maker to Lenovo and Woodside left for a job at Dropbox we were a little worried Motorola might be forced to shelve those plans. Thankfully, it looks like the $50 Moto phone is far from dead.