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Motorola launches 2020 versions of entry-level smartphones in the US - Moto G Fast and Moto E

By Liu Hongzuo - on 8 Jun 2020, 10:55am

Motorola launches 2020 versions of entry-level smartphones in the US - Moto G Fast and Moto E

The new 2020 Moto E.

Over the weekend (6 June 2020), phone maker Motorola Mobility launched two entry-level smartphones that pack a host of features with modern components at a low price tag - the Moto G Fast and the Moto E.


Moto G Fast

According to their blog post, the Moto G Fast uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that's expandable via MicroSD card (up to 512GB). On its rear is a triple camera setup, with a 16-megapixel primary shooter, accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle lens with an undisclosed field-of-view, and a Macro Vision camera with up to 5x close-up.

Other announced specs include its 4,000mAh battery, a 6.4-inch HD+ LCD display (1,560 x 720 pixels resolution) called Max Vision, and 'a powerful loudspeaker'. Software enhancements come in the form of Moto Experiences and Moto Gametime, which blocks interruptions during mobile gaming.

The Moto G Fast starts retailing in the US on 12 June 2020 at an official sticker price of US$199 (~S$277.30).


Moto E (2020 version)

Motorola's 2020 version of the Moto E, on the other hand, is an even more affordable device made for the most essential of all phone functionalities. The phone uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM (according to Ars Technica) and 32GB storage with expandable storage via MicroSD card. On the front is a 6.2-inch HD+ LCD display too (1,560 x 720 pixels resolution). The rear has a dual-camera system, with a 13-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera for bokeh effects on your photos.

The Moto E goes at US$149 (~S$207.63), and it's also on sale in the US on 12 June 2020.

According to Ars Technica, these new releases by Motorola all have Android 103.5mm audio jack and fingerprint sensors, but they lack NFC - which omits tap-and-go digital payments solutions like Google Pay and their alternatives from the Motorola line-up.

The Moto G and Moto E series have been traditionally entry-level phones with very accessible prices and massive battery capacities. Here are the 2014 versions of Motorola's Moto E and Moto G for reference, launched sometime after the business was bought over by Lenovo.

This year's Moto E and Moto G phones arrive just ahead of the rumoured 5G-ready, Android-based version of the Motorola Razr, which was hinted at by their spokesperson on-air.

Source: Ars Technica, GizmoChina, Motorola Mobility (blog)