June 23, 2024

It’s been less than a year since Motorola first unveiled the Moto E, but the low-cost Android phone may already be due for an upgrade. A leaked image of a second-generation model published by Android Police reveals an upgraded handset that includes one key feature we can’t believe didn’t make the cut last time around: a front-facing camera.


Yup, the Moto E may finally be getting a front-facing shooter, at least based on what appears to be a pretty official render of the device. It’s still hard to believe that the original model only sported a single camera though the price tag was not disappointing. Hopefully Motorola can keep costs just as low this time around.

The device is also pictured running Android 5.0 Lollipop—you can tell from the shape of its on-screen navigation buttons. The design has been tweaked slightly as well, with a single speaker grill up top replacing the stereo sound setup on last year’s model. Thankfully, it looks like that should mean a thinner bezel at the bottom. It’s possible the new Moto E could actually support LTE this time around, though that may just be wishful thinking.

With Mobile World Congress just around the corner in March we may get a first look at the Moto E (2015) during the Barcelona trade show. Then again, Motorola could opt for a standalone event, or this could be a fake.