While the Moto X and Moto G lines were refreshed in late 2014, the Moto E has yet to follow suit with an update, until now. Out of the blue, it seems that Best Buy has now listed up the Moto E 2nd gen, despite the fact that Motorola has yet to announce it.
The model listed on Best Buy’s website is for Sprint Prepaid and appears to be powered by a Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor, likely a Snapdragon 200. There’s also 1GB RAM, 8GB storage with microSD, a 5MP rear shooter, VGA front cam, a 4.5-inch display with 540 x 960 resolution, Android 5.0 Lollipop and allegedly the phone has support for both 3G, 4G and 4G LTE. The Best Buy listing also says the phone is 5.12×2.64x.47-inches and weighs in at 5.04 ounces. The claim of LTE support is pretty interesting, especially considering the Moto G (2nd gen) doesn’t offer LTE, although an optional LTE model did recently surface.
Much like the Moto G’s successor, the next-gen Moto E isn’t a massive update from the original, though it appears to be a more sizable upgrade than the Moto G (2nd gen) was. Some of the notable changes include increasing hte size from 4.3-inches to 4.5, going from 4GB to 8GB storage, and the addition of a VGA front cam. Oh, and LTE — if that part of the spec sheet is accurate.
While the Best Buy listing appears to be live, there’s no shipping options outside of site to store and no stores appear to have it stocked. It’s possible that Motorola’s announcement is just around the corner and Best Buy simply jumped the gun, or perhaps the phone’s launch will simply be a quiet one.