Motorola's second-gen Moto E aka Moto E (2015), officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015), is now available in the US.

The budget smartphone is available for $120 (£78) online via the official Motorola web portal.

The USP of the latest Moto E, apart from its relatively low price tag, is the fact that the device runs the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating platform straight out of the box.

The latest Motorola Moto E available in the US, is the 3G-only variant and is carrier-unlocked.

However, the 4G LTE model of the Moto E (2015) is also on sale in the US via the same Motorola portal, but has a slightly higher price tag of $150 (£98).

Customers can only choose between the black and white outer colour schemes, while ordering their latest Moto E units. They can also anticipate an 11 March delivery, claims Motorola.

Buyers can also opt to go in for customisations for Moto E, in the form of Grip shells (costing $19.99, £13), Bands (costing $19.99, £13), Replacement Bands ($14.99, £10) and Motorola Earbuds (costing $19.99, £13).

Key technical specifications of Motorola's Moto E (2015)

  • 4.5in IPS capacitive display, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating platform, out of the box
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor for 3G variant, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 for 4G LTE variant
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • VGA front camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 32GB
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 2390 mAh Li-Ion battery