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A listing on Indian import and export database Zauba appears to confirm the Moto E name for Motorola's next handset. The specs of the handset were leaked earlier this month, and while those leaks referenced the Moto E name, this is the first time we're seeing the name appearing somewhere official. Zauba is a database that lists all handsets arriving on Indian shores.

The listing suggests that there will be three variants of the Moto E: The single-SIM version (XT1021), dual-SIM version (XT1022) and a dual-SIM model with digital TV (XT1025). The retail value of the units according to the listing suggests that the Moto E will cost around $130 to $140 in India (Rs. 7,999 to Rs. 8,999). Also confirmed is the fact that the Moto E will feature 4 GB of internal storage. While 4 GB is lesser than what is offered in the Moto G, it is believed that the Moto E will feature a micro-SD card slot.

Motorola is set to target a different audience with the Moto E. From recently-leaked specs, it looks like the device will be available in a thinner 6.2 mm chassis. The Moto G by comparison has a thickness of 11.6 mm. Other reported specs include a 4.3-inch 720p screen, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP camera, 1900 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Source: Zauba; via: AndroidOS.in

 

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Moto E name shows up in Indian import database

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Just to let everyone know, Moto G that costs about $99 in the states, costs about $208 in India, so expect this to cost just about $49 (or $69) if it ever comes to the US.

EDIT: Unit cost shown in the screenshot is INR 6,330. Go ahead and put 12% to 15% retail markup and you end up with something around INR 7,099 (or INR 7,299 on higher side) instead of whats mentioned in the article, no?

In the US, only the Verizon CDMA version costs $99. The unlocked GSM version starts at $179.
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It's the Razr 2 we were all waiting for......

Seriously though, if Motorola can make a 6.2mm phone that's not super-wide like the Razr, I will be really impressed. I think the tech is definitely there, and their build quality has always been top-notch.

I'm really glad to see Motorola pushing hard for good experiences on low-cost (Moto G) and very low-cost (Moto E) devices. Not everyone can afford a flagship, but they still deserve a device that isn't super frustrating to use.