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Motorola Announcing New Phone on May 13 in London

News outlets with a UK presence are receiving invites this morning from Motorola for an event that is scheduled to take place in London on May 13. Motorola will unveil a new smartphone, though it will likely be the rumored Moto E, which is yet another phone created for emerging markets, much like the Moto G. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and read the invite and you will see. 

The invite states that if you “connect more people to the world’s information and each other, and they can do great things.” It also mentions that the “next” smartphone from Motorola has been created to “make these connections happen,” that it is “made to last,” and “priced for all.” If that doesn’t scream mid to low-range, Moto G-like device, I don’t know what does.

The Moto E specs look like this – 4.3-inch 720p display, 1GB RAM, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP camera, and a 1900mAh battery.

Don’t expect the Moto 360 to be on hand. Motorola will more than likely time the release of their smartwatch around the time of the next Moto X. Those aren’t coming until late summer, folks.

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Via:  Pocket Lint
  • CharlesJorgenson

    Please be high end, please be high end, please be high end. I miss my motorola phone. Best noise cancelling bar none. I wanted the moto X but then it never came out through tmobile and now its a little out of date. I like my G2 but there are things about it that just dont compare to my Droid Razr and Droid X before it.

  • Kenton Douglas

    “The Moto E specs look like this – 4.3-inch 720p display, 1GB RAM, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP camera, and a 1900mAh battery.”
    Not quite. The screen is qHD (960×540)

  • Dave

    Same basic specs as a Galaxy Nexus, likely much better performing.

  • Alan Paone

    The only thing missing on that list is a bottom headphone jack, we’re getting pretty close to a phone whose only fault is ‘not being super high-end’.

  • Arty McBert

    *Crosses fingers for microSD card slot*

  • Foramex

    Moto E to complete Phone For Every Pocket

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    starting from the bottom. GOOD MOVE.

    • Maxim∑

      unnecessary move, Moto G is fine

      • guesswhat

        Moto g is still consifldered mid range priced device in countries like India and Latin America not a entry level device ..this will be priced lower ay entry level will give huge volume to motorola

  • Daistaar

    Sounds like the Rezound.

  • Ralph Bretz

    I was hoping it would be the next Moto X, and with LG releasing the new G3 soon there would be some competition in the spring to go with HTC and Samsung.

  • bogy25

    ….LG G3 – enough said….

    • Justin W

      Are you comparing the G3 against the rumored Moto E? Because I’m pretty sure neither are in the same category as the other.

  • Robert Macri


    • Kevin

      10 easy payments

  • Chris King

    I hope moto comes out with a bigger phone or its probably note 4 for me

    • Orion

      Well moto is rumored to launch a phablet in Q3. So we may see the watch, phablet, and the moto X2 sometime this summer.

      • Chris King

        That would be cool. I drive truck so I stream a lot of Netflix so a big screen is a must. I use bluetooth so notes size doesn’t scare me. In my opinion even the iPhone is to big to hold up to your face so ever since d1 I’ve used a Bluetooth

        • Scott

          What’s scary is you stream netflix while driving truck.

          • Chris King

            Nice,not really what I meant but you never know with people now days

      • Big EZ

        By phablet are you referring to the 5.2″ rumors? Id love a Moto phablet, but a 5.2″ device will work. The G2 at 5.2″ isn’t a phablet, and I doubt Motorola’s will be.

        • Orion

          No….not the moto x sequel. There’s a rumor about a 6 inch phablet coming this summer.

          • Kenton Douglas

            6.3″ in Q3

          • Orion

            Yes, that rumor.

        • Kenton Douglas

          5.2″ = the next droid (probably)

  • Orion

    I wish moto would just announce all their flagships in June….so we can have all summer to play. lol

  • sagisarius

    Actually, those specs sound appealing and inexpensive. Sounds like a nice phone.

    • Justin W

      I’m guessing this is in the area of less than $100… I won’t buy it, but I would be amazed if they got it as low as $70 or less.

  • Calvin Williams

    That’s an extremely blurry picture… must have been taken with the Moto X. I wish they would make their camera a high priority like LG, Samsung, Apple and Nokia.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Oh, you mean the picture above, with perfect exposure, great color, and excellent bokeh? Yeah, that could definitely have come from a Moto X 🙂

      • Ray

        i think he was referring to the pic on the announcement which sucks ass

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          I wouldn’t say it sucks. Artistic definitely. Accurate colors, nice saturation; the building on the left is pin-perfect, with the rest of the highlights blown and motion blur you would expect from that length of exposure.

          Overall, a pretty good shot. When you are talking about “connecting a crowd” and “built to last”, focusing on some old buildings in the middle of a bustling, faceless crowd makes sense.

      • Was going to say, I really liked my picture. Box might be a little off-centered, but it turned out just like I had hoped. 😛

        Guessing he meant the invite.

  • 18footJ

    G3 on May 27th

    • dannyWHITE

      I highly doubt it. Late June would be earliest.

      • rawr

        Umm, go read other news sites that post current news.

        May 27th, tnx.

        • dannyWHITE

          Can’t be. LG is gathering reps together in mid June. A launch would have to come after.

        • Chris King

          Haha leave poor droid life alone, they are like the blink feed of news sites. They collect news from other sites round the web and put it in one place for us so we don’t have to go searching

          • Nexoduss

            What’s honestly a better site I’ve been looking for a change. Getting kind of tired of this site

          • Captain Spaulding


          • Chris King

            All good ones. Also if you don’t mind sifting through the articles the verge and Engadget Get news up quickly.

          • chris125

            Also androidcentral.com is pretty good

          • Chris Hannan

            This site and that one are the only two Android-dedicated sites I visit. I like both.

            BGR is also good for entertainment, not actual news, if you like watching people in the comments fight and argue all the time.

            Gizmodo has been crap for years.

          • chris125

            I go to BGR just to read the comments, they are hilarious. It’s like a middle school playground in that comment section with the people bickering and fighting.

          • geedee82

            IMO three out of the four sites you listed are no where near as good as Droid Life.

          • kamkid279

            gizmodo.com another good site.

          • Haha, that might be the funniest thing I have ever read on probably a dozen levels.

            And thank you, to the millions of people who read this “BlinkFeed” site every month. The BlinkFeed site that actually creates original content (including stories and video), regularly spreads news that matters before 99% of the web, and has a community that actually participates. Can’t even tell you how often we are sourced by all of the sites listed below, many of which do nothing but regurgitate news like an aggregator. Well, the legitimate ones that actually have integrity and source the proper source.

            We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing. 🙂

          • NeilOMalley

            Keep up the good work. Been reading your site for years and will continue to do so. People just like to complain about everything regardless of the topic, they want to be edgy and stand out. Also we need a Droid-Life Meetup this summer.

          • Tim really wants this to happen heh.

          • Chris King

            Actually this is my go to site,just a little humor. Don’t take it as a put down I appreciate the hard work u guys put unto this . jeez go ahead and enjoy life a little and I will continue to enjoy this site as I have since my droid 1.

          • The internet some times doesn’t make humor that clear. 😛

            Didn’t mean to get all huffy on you, but we take a lot of pride in what we do. 🙂

          • Chris King

            No big. People in real life sometimes don’t get my humor. You guys put your all into this site of course you’ll come to its defense. I appreciate your reply. But it you ever rename it blinkfeed life I want some credit

          • Chris Hannan

            Reposting “news” from other sites…

            He must have thought he was on Gizmodo.

          • cizzlen


            You guys ever think about doing a piece on how DL started? I mean you guys pretty much came up out of nowhere. Some of us might like to know the behind the scenes of how it all was conceived. That would be pre-tty cool, I think.

          • bigbluebippitybopper

            Amen! Keep doing what you are doing DL…we love you 🙂

          • geedee82

            Ha! You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    -_- they better not be wasting our time with a press event for the Moto E. That device is press release worthy….at best.

    • Ryan Gullett

      The Moto G and or E have the potential to be in a ton of markets around the world. A small event is well worth it.

    • Moto G is their best selling phone ever, so if the Moto E is in line with it, I’d say it’s a big deal to them.

      • Arty McBert

        Correction: The Moto G is their best selling smartphone ever. The Motorola Razr V3 is still their all-time best selling phone.

  • Ryan Gullett

    Everyone clicked this post because deep down they thought it might be the Moto X2.

    • Rob

      I did.. :/

      • WAldenIV

        I was thinking, “Return Moto X’s that arrived yesterday. Re-order on May 1st for lower sale prices. Return those on May 13th for new Moto phone. Oh, never mind…”

    • mattybeee

      I did too 🙁

    • arthur2142

      I know that’s why I clicked 🙁

    • Orion


    • 213ninja

      probably exactly what DL was going for…hook. line. sinker.

      • michael arazan

        Dam this Hook hurts

    • Dominick White