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Motorola to Unveil New Smartphone 'Priced for All' May 13

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Is Motorola about to introduce us to an even cheaper phone than the Moto G?

Motorola has just dished out invitations for a mystery event set to take place a couple of weeks from now. The event is scheduled for May 13 in London, England, and while the invitation didn’t give a lot of information away, Motorola did say that the device on show will be a smartphone and that it will be affordable for all.

This is Motorola's first phone post-Google (the company was purchased by Lenovo earlier this year). Rumor has it this will be the Moto E, which will be quite similar to the Moto G (pictured above) in that it will be priced extremely competitively without compromising on specs. The Moto G is the cheapest Motorola smartphone available, but the specs are anything but low-end. It might not stand up to the flagship phones out there but the beauty of the Moto G is that it doesn’t stiff customers on a budget with entry-level hardware, either.

Read more: Lenovo Buys Motorola from Google: What Does it Mean?

It’s thought the Moto E will be something of a younger sibling to the Moto G and even more affordable. Rumors so far have mentioned a 4.2-inch 720p display, 1 GB of RAM and a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU. It also packs everything into an uber slim form factor that is apparently 50 percent the thickness of the already slim and sexy Moto G.

We’ll bring you the latest on the day, so stay tuned!

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    teh_chem , May 1, 2014 7:01 AM
    I think current phone SoC's (the latest and greatest that is) are very much overkill for where the software and services are at. I'm still uneasy about how 1GB of RAM and 1.2GHz dual core will fare though. I think with Android 4.1+, it benefits greatly from having more than 1GHz of RAM. Not necessary, but it's noticeable for sure. Interesting to see how this pans out, and what the prices will be.
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    dotaloc , May 1, 2014 10:56 AM
    I feel like 4.3 basically lowered hardware req and would supposedly run on 512 without much problem. I'm not certain, though. I've seen a few 1GB devices released recently and thought 2GB was pretty much the standard, though. *shrugs*
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    clonazepam , May 1, 2014 11:13 AM
    This is basically why I finally upgraded my Motorola Droid Bionic to the Samsung Galaxy S5. I simply got tired of waiting for Motorola to put out a cutting edge phone. I got it on contract for $100 +fees.

    Now this is obviously just my opinion, but as you can see, I am not the type to upgrade even once a year, so it absolutely felt worth it to me, to pay $100 for a really nice phone versus getting one for $0 +fees, that at the end of the day, probably wouldn't have felt like much of an upgrade at all.
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    Paolo Belluomini , May 1, 2014 11:20 AM
    It was Project Svelte, part or Android 4.4, which allowed the latest version of the OS to run on devices with 512 megs of ram. I own a Moto G and the thing is fast, responsive and cheap.
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    husker , May 1, 2014 11:25 AM
    Nice marketing, but if you can't afford a smartphone now, you can't afford to keep any smartphone connected to the internet. Everyone knows you give away the razor and sell the blades.
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    TeKEffect , May 1, 2014 12:14 PM
    Ya 1ghz of ram......
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    AMD Radeon , May 2, 2014 4:05 AM
    lenovo built most of its phone with mediatek chip
    i hope this dual core Moto E still use qualcomm cpu
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    CRITICALThinker , May 2, 2014 6:46 AM
    So it looks like this will essentially be an SII with higher resolution and a thinner body, albeit with lack of removable battery and possibly SD card.
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