Motorola is rumoured to be launching a successor to its popular Moto E budget smartphone. Motorola

Motorola's Moto E smartphone, which was launched last year to predominantly cater to people looking at buying smartphones without having to part with an entire month's pay has seemingly succeeded in this regard.

Moto E has an ultra-low price tag of £79.00 in the United Kingdom, whereas in the United States of America, the device can be bought for $113.

Now, the budget Moto E looks all set to get a successor, in the form of a more advanced second-gen Moto E, and images signifying the existence of this smartphone have surfaced recently.

Motorola's rumoured second-gen Moto E surfaces in new images, expected to be launched soon
A leaked image of the purported second-generation Motorola Moto E. Android Police

The above image suggests that the device does not feature a speaker grille on the front side, and on first view, the handset appears to be slightly smaller in comparison to other second-gen Moto devices such as the Moto G (2014) and the Moto X (2014).

Besides, it looks like the smartphone will get a noise-cancelling button, going by the image of the rear of the second-gen Moto E.

However, technical aspects of the Moto E have not yet appeared officially, but earlier rumours have hinted at the following key hardware aspects for the second-gen Moto E.

  • 4.5in display, having resolutions of 960x540 pixels
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating platform; straight out of the box
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 5MP primary camera
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity

The above tech-specs are a level higher than the original Moto E's technical configuration, but the differentiating factor would be the presence of Android 5.0.