Motorola to unveil new smartphone "priced for all"

Motorola has announced details of a new smartphone launch in London on Tuesday 13th of May.

Motorola doesn't reveal which phone it is – but it's likely to be the unveiling of the Motorola Moto E.

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Motorola states the new smartphone is "Made to last. Priced for all." This suggests the new phone could be the successor the popular budget Motorola Moto G smartphone.

[UPDATE: 6th May] - Rumours of a new flagship smartphone have begun to circle the web. The handset in question is the Motorola Moto X+1, successor to the Moto X. The "Made to last" comment has people wondering if the new phone will be a ruggerised verion of last year's flagship.

The Moto E is expected to come with a slightly smaller 4.3in 720p display, thus giving a higher pixel density than the Moto G. Other specs should include: a dual-core 1.2GHz processor; 1GB of RAM; 4GB of internal storage; 5MP camera and 1900mAh battery.

The Moto X+1 however is rumoured to come sporting a 5.2-inch full HD display, Snapdragaon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, 12MP camera and 32GB of onboard storage.

The Motorola Moto G launched with a price of just £130 so if the above specs are true, it could mean the Moto E could have a similar price or perhaps even lower.

The Moto X meanwhile launched with a sim-free price of £380, a price many thought too expensive given the specs. Motorola could rethink its pricing tactics when it comes to the launch next week.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision will be at the launch and we'll have a review for you very soon.

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by Max Langridge

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.