The Moto G is as of now Motorola's lowest-priced smartphone offering, but the highly-popular G might soon be looking down at an even cheaper phone: the Moto E. Since its launch in November last year, the Moto G has gone on to be Motorola's best-selling smartphone in history, thanks in no small part to its incredibly affordable price point and decent performance at that price. According to Xataka México (translated), the Moto E will feature similar specs to the Moto G, but come in body that is thinner and more compact.
According to Xataka México's leak, the Moto E will have a 4.2-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage, a 5 megapixel camera, and a 1900mAh battery. Matched up against the Moto G's specs, that's a slightly smaller screen, half the storage, two fewer processor cores, and a battery that's about 10% less capacious.
What does one get when sacrificing such specs? Apparently it's a Moto E with a body that's just 6.2mm thick. Yes, 6mm. The Moto G measures in at and retails for 2999 pesos (US$230) off contract. That makes the Moto G comparatively husky at 11.6mm.
Mexico is also where Motorola launched the Moto G Forte, which is really just a Moto G with a Grip Shell. But it shows that Mexico is an important market for Motorola.