Refreshed Moto E3 offers respectable specs on the cheap

— 8:35 AM on July 15, 2016

Motorola seems to be releasing phones to fit every use case of late. The company's latest revelation is palatable to all wallets. The company revealed a refresh of its super-affordable Moto E handset, now called the Moto E3, yesterday.

The Moto E3 is more than a little similar to the basic G4 Play model. The screen measures 5" across its diagonal and has a 1280x720 resolution, which works out to a pixel density of 294 PPI. An unspecified quad-core SoC powers the handset, though it's possible it may be the same Snapdragon 410 unit present in the G4 Play. According to The Verge, there's 1GB of RAM on tap. That's a rather pedestrian amount when compared to the 4GB and 6GB present in high-end monsters, but it should be perfectly acceptable on a budget phone.

Although onboard storage is limited to 8GB, Lenovo added a dedicated microSD slot that can take in cards as large as 256GB. The battery is a 2800-mAh unit, which should last a good while in this modestly-powered handset. The rear camera has reportedly received an upgrade to an 8MP snapper, too. There's no official US pricing yet, but the Moto E3 will be selling in the UK in August for £99, which works out to $132, roughly on par with Motorola's pricing for the current Moto E model.

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