Moto E4 in a nutshell: Specs, UK price and release date

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Moto’s E Series phones offer fantastic value for money, giving the full smartphone experience for around £100 or less. Get ready for the launch of the Moto E4, the latest handset in the Moto E family, in 2017. Here’s what’s leaked so far, including key specs and a possible UK price and release date.

Motorola may not technically be a thing anymore since the company was sucked up by Lenovo, but the Moto mobile brand is still going strong. In fact, we’ve seen some of the best Moto phones of recent years launched in the past few months. That includes some smart modular-style flagship handsets in the form of the Moto Z and Moto Z Play, which can be expanded via the nifty Moto Mods.

Of course, Moto’s true strength lies the budget end of the mobile market. The new Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus offer fantastic value for money, proving solid enough to replace most premium devices, but at under half the cost. And we should see a fresh entry in the Moto E range in 2017, namely the Moto E4.

The Moto E4 will be a lot more basic than the Moto G phones, like the Moto E 4G before it. But despite the simple specs, you can expect a fully-fledged smartphone experience, albeit with few frills. The best part is of course the asking price, which should seriously undercut rivals, making the Moto E4 a great choice as a replacement or secondary handset.

Moto E4 specs

The following specs are all rumoured, via leaks. Lenovo has not confirmed any of the following.

PHONEMOTO E4
Screen size5-inches
Screen resolution1280×720
ProcessorTBC
MemoryTBC
Battery2800mAh
OSAndroid 7.0
Storage16GB
microSD?Yes
Rear cameraTBC
Front cameraTBC
4G support?Yes

Moto E4 key features

Key leaker Evan Blass first revealed the Moto E4’s existence very recently on Twitter. A handset previously thought to be a new Moto X phone appears to actually be the Moto E4, if these leaks are to be believed. This kind of makes sense as it’s been close to a year since the Moto E3 was launched. Why not unveil a fresh new Moto E phone for 2017, before we get into proper flagship handset launches again.

The Moto E4 is likely to rock similar specs to the Moto E3. So far it appears the all-new handset will pack a 5-inch 720p display, as well as a 2800mAh battery like last year’s model. You’ll get 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD, plus the latest Android Nougat OS.

However, there are still big blanks around the chipset, memory and camera tech. We’re expecting basic but dependable performance, most likely from a simple Mediatek or Snapdragon processor backed by 1 to 2GB of RAM. Moto mobiles tend to pack a vanilla version of Android with no clunky overlay on top, which helps to provide a smooth everyday experience.

As for the camera tech, we reckon those snappers will be fine for casual social snaps and little more.

Moto E4 UK price and release date

The Moto E4 is likely to launch around May to June 2017, and hit UK stores soon after. You can expect an asking price of around £80 SIM free or £7.50 per month on contract, making it a pleasingly affordable option for anyone after simple smartphone features. A bit of web browsing, YouTube streaming and messaging should all prove enjoyable enough on the E4.


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