When it comes to Android smartphones for folks that are looking for respectable performance and specs at a reasonable price, look no further than Motorola. While Motorola chastises its competitors for pushing high-end smartphones that can touch the $1,000 mark (and higher), it is happy to sell you devices like the Moto E and Moto G that cost less than $200 off contract.
Two weeks ago, the second generation Moto E leaked to the Internet courtesy of product listing on Best Buy’s website (you can actually still view it here). That product listing clued us in on a prepaid version the second generation Moto E for Sprint’s wireless network.
Today, the Verizon Wireless version of the smartphone leaked, and it bares the telltale 4G LTE moniker on its back casing. Motorola has been teasing an “exciting announcement” that is set for February 25, adding, “Everything you need fits inside one box." While an LTE-capable Moto E is definitely an exciting product development that could be announced tomorrow, we’re holding out for the possibility that a second generation Moto 360 will be announced as well — hopefully without the “flat tire” display (the original Moto 360 was first announced in March 2014).
But back to the second generation Moto E, the smartphone has double the onboard storage (8GB) and still retains a microSD slot for further expansion. The screen has been slightly increased in size from 4.3-inches to 4.5-inches, but still retains the 540x960 display. The 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 5MP rear camera are expected to carryover unchanged from the current Moto E. And the smartphone will no doubt come preloaded with Android 5.x Lollipop.