Motorola working on an even lower spec’d Moto G, could it be the $100 Nexus? [RUMOR]



Looks like Motorola may have found their market. In an attempt to build upon the success that was the low-cost Motorola Moto G, the soon-to-be Lenovo owned OEM may soon release an even lower spec’d smartphone to help further capture the low-end market.


Uncovered by Brazilian site TechnoBlog, this unnamed phone (Moto E, perhaps?) will come in 3 slightly different variants (XT1021 with single SIM, XT1022 dual SIM, and XT1025 dual SIM with digital TV). If the Moto G wasn’t quite so low-end for you, this Moto G Lite drops them as far as anyone should be willing to go. Here’s a quick spec list:

  • 4.3-inch display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 5MP camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 1,900mAh
  • Android 4.4 KitKAt

Currently, the phone is rumored to launch in May, although whether or not we’ll see this outside of emerging markets remains to be seen. We should note an earlier rumor from today that mentioned we could see a new $100 Nexus smartphone. Given Motorola’s history with releasing Google Play edition variants of their devices in the Play Store, we can’t help but wonder if it could be the smartphone leaked with the specs above. But it seems the real question is: how low can Motorola go?

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I could actually give this phone in Christmas gifts then haha

  2. Keep it fully stock…..then it a Nexus :)

  3. Looks like Motorola is destined to be the King of the bargain basement bin. No matter how great these devices may be it can’t be good for their margins. Great for the consumer now but definitely not a good long term strategic plan for the future.

  4. Back in January, Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodward said that the Moto G was just the start. Woodside said that for as cheap as the $179 Moto G is, that’s still expensive for a lot of consumers. He thinks that Motorola can do a lot better mentioning a $50 smartphone. This is probably that phone he was speaking about.

  5. If it only have 8GB not interested. Moto seriously need to start adding SD card slots of they need too sell more X PHONES

    1. Maybe in lenovo’s hands they could add sdcards supports, I dont think a phone with only 4gb of space internally could success

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