Motorola had announced the Moto E3 back in July alongside the price tag of £99/$132. The company had earlier indicated at a September availability in the UK. That being said, a new variant called Moto E3 Power has been spotted on a third-party retail site and the phone does come with some upgraded features including a bigger battery and bumped up hardware.
The Moto E3 Power is yet to be officiated and since we don’t have a say from Motorola it is yet to be ascertained if the phone will actually make it to the International markets. The Moto E3 Power comes equipped with a 5-inch HD IPS display and draws its power from a quad-core 64-bit 1GHz MediaTek MT6735 SoC alongside a 2GB RAM. The internal storage stands at 16GB and can be expanded up to 128GB with the microSD card slot. The phone is currently priced at a $142 equivalent (~Rs 9,500).
On the imaging front, the Moto E3 Power comes with an 8-Megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 5-Megapixel front camera. The device will be running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and is backed by a 3,500mAh battery. The connectivity options include the standard 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. In comparison, the Moto E3 is powered by a 2800mAh battery.
Also, one of our readers has spotted the Moto E3 Power on the Indian import site, Zauba, thus hinting at an imminent launch in the country. We don’t have the details of the same, but be sure to know about it first, as and when there is an official confirmation, which shouldn’t be too far from now.
Motorola’s Moto E disrupted the budget Android market years ago with class leading specifications but ever since the market dynamics have taken a paradigm shift. With the entry of players like Xiaomi, Lenovo (!) and Honor it is proving only more difficult for Motorola to top the sales chart, something that the Moto E once did.