Moto E3 & E3 Power to Launch in India on September 19th

by Vishal Toshiwal 10

Motorola unveiled the third generation of its Moto E smartphone back in July this year. Now the company will be launching these devices in India in coming weeks. The launch date is set for September 19th, which is right around the corner. The same was confirmed by the Ken Wong, President, Lenovo APAC. It will be interesting to see how these devices are received in the market this time around.

In case if you didn’t know, the Moto E comes with a Mediatek SoC with quad-core 1.0GHz processor. It has a 5-inch display on the front and packs 1GB of RAM. The device also comes with 8GB of internal storage and packs a 2,800 mAh battery inside. Well, another variant of the Moto E was also spotted online a couple of days ago. It packs a bigger 3,500 mAh battery inside and comes with 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB of internal storage and it is expandable upto 128GB via a microSD card as well.

This variant is called the Moto E-Power. It is expected that the company will be launching both the variants in India. However, it is not confirmed as of now, so we just have to wait and see what happens. Stay tuned for more info on this as we will update once it is launched officially.

Earlier: Earlier when Motorola was with Google, the brand saw quite a limited amount of product launches. But since it has been sold to Lenovo, the Chinese company is being quite aggressive with the Moto product launches as now and then, a new Moto branded handset pops up online. The new Moto E3 Power is one such handset that came into highlight when it went on sale in Hong Kong at HKD 1098, which is approximate $141.59.

Talking about the design and specifications, the device listed with model number XT1706 sports similar specs except for one thing. That is, battery capacity. The vanilla E3 handset had 2390 mAh capacity battery, but as the name suggests, the E3 Power bumps up to 3500 mAh. Additionally, it supports quick charging only with proprietary 10W quick charger.

Other specifications are exactly the same as well as the design language seems to be the same too. Meaning, if the size of the device is not increased, then it packs a high-density battery, which is fitted in the same place as vanilla E3 model. That is quite interesting.

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Briefly jogging up your memory about hardware specs, it is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, which clocks at 1.0 GHz. Note that it is a 64-bit CPU. The device has a rear ported speaker and supports LTE connectivity with dual SIM support. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS at the stock level.

Regarding camera setup, the rear module is of 8-megapixel with autofocus and flash support, while 5-megapixel front snapper is for selfies and video chats. The device would be coming with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Note that Lenovo hasn’t officially announced anything regarding the E3 Power smartphone. As well as it is unknown if this handset would be available in other countries or not. Stay tuned for more updates on this later.

Vishal Toshiwal

Born in West India, raised in the North and currently chasing dreams in the southern part of India- Vishal is an entrepreneurial spirit, a tech enthusiast and a writer by profession, who is busy taking pictures when he is not writing. He would love to talk to you about the latest movies, TV shows and DC/Marvel comics. As a personal rule, he doesn't let a day get by without at least one dessert. Because, why not?

  • Waiting for it to see in India!

  • Nebu Cherian

    It’s amazing to see Motorola going for a MediaTek processor than their traditional Snapdragon variants…it’s a good move in a way because some of the budget Snapdragon chipsets are prone to overheating.

  • Supreeth

    Snapdragon 410 which was in moto E2 is still a far more better chip compared to mediatek . In this new moto E3 the CPU though its 64 bit, is only 1Ghz compared to last gen that was 1.2 GHz.
    And GPU is not specified . Im sure that vit will be Mali GPU . Which doesn’t handle most of games well.

    And the speaker also has been moved to rear side. That’s surely disappointing. Only the battery capacity has been increased. So finally Lenovo is ruining Motorola.

  • Raj

    Mediatek processor,8MP camera should price below 8k.

  • chiragkapuriya

    seems perfect budget phone!

  • Robin George

    sabhi log mediatek mein jaarahe hai

  • Will be priced at ₹5k & ₹7k !!

  • vijay sud

    If more than 5999..no sale, for E3 and 6999 for E3 power. Because Xiaomi Redmi3 is better.

    • Xiaomi is crap! MiUi is so slow and is extremely buggy. Stock android is Much better

  • Vishal Giri

    budget segment kings are coming!!!