Hard to say that this is supposed to be an upgrade or LTE-enabled rehash, but either way, it’s very much not the same as the original 2014 Moto E. It’s bigger, slightly slimmer, weighs 143 grams, and sports an overall more refined, polished design.
On the inside, the 4G LTE modem is the most important extra, but we have our fingers crossed for a more spacious battery and beefier processor too. Best Buy merely lists the on-board chip as a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm, so it could very well be a quad-core Snapdragon 400 or even 410. Anything but a dual-core 200 would do.
Meanwhile, the internal storage seems to be upped from 4 to 8 GB, and the same old 5 MP rear camera is chaperoned by a VGA front-facing unit.
Anyways, none of this info is official until Motorola formally confirms it, and BB looks ready to charge just $99.99 with Sprint prepaid plans for the “new” Moto E.