Motorola Moto G
Motorola Moto G

Motorola is expected to unveil its upcoming budget friendly smartphone, dubbed as Moto E in the middle of this month.

Motorola has sent out invitation for an event, scheduled to be held on 13 May in London. The invite does not mention about the product that will be introduced, but just a note which reads,

"Connect more people to the world's information and each other, and they can do great things. Introducing the next smartphone from Motorola to make these connections happen. Made to last. Priced for all."

Speculation is there Motorola will announce Moto E, a budgeted device that will replace the Moto G featuring comparatively thinner and more compact design.

Motorola press event

As rumoured earlier, the Moto E will feature a 4.3in 720p display. It will have a five megapixel rear camera. It will use a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, paired with 1GB RAM.

The smartphone will offer 4GB internal storage and use 1,900mAh battery inside, reports PhoneArena.

Besides, the device is expected to have only 6.8mm thickness. The key difference between Moto G and its successor will be connectivity; Moto G supports only 3G connectivity whereas Moto E is expected to be a 4G LTE capable device. It will be launched with Android 4.4 KitKat software pre-installed.

Apart from Moto E, rumours are going abuzz about two new variants of Moto G: Moto G LTE and Moto G Ferrari.

There is no much information about the features of Special Ferrari Edition, whereas the LTE variant will reportedly retain similar hardware configuration like the standard 3G version of Moto G.