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Motorola's rumored budget Moto E looks colorful next to the Moto G

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Motorola's Moto E probably won't break any records
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It wasn't so long ago that we first caught a glimmer of Motorola's first post-Google smartphone, the rumored Moto E, but already the handset has sprung more leaks than the Titanic.

Recently a number of official-looking photos of the Moto E appeared in a listing on the Brazilian retailer website Fast Shop, though they were promptly taken down.

And slightly before that a photo that allegedly shows the Moto E side-by-side with the Moto G was posted on Motorola's Mexican Facebook page, also taken down since, obviously.

These leaks and others come together to form a picture of a low-end, affordable and colorful smartphone that takes its cues mainly from the Moto G.

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The Moto E in its colorful shells?

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The Moto E is expected to be officially unveiled at a May 13 event Motorola is throwing in London.

The specs aren't official yet, but the retailer page that leaked these images pegged it with a 4.3-inch display, dual SIM slots, 3G instead of 4G, a 5-megapixel rear camera and no front camera, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon chip, 1Gb of memory, just 4GB of storage (with room for a 32GB microSD), a 1,980 mAh battery, and Android: 4.4 KitKat.

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The alleged Moto E is on the right

The resolution likely won't be full HD and thus is expected to reach no higher than 1280 x 720.

The official photos also display a variety of colorful shells. As far as the comparison shot goes, all it really shows is that the Moto E (on the right) is slightly smaller than the Moto G.

Watch out for more Moto E info very soon.

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.


Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for Playboy.com, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.