Motorola unveiled the Moto E3 Smartphone in July, revealing a few specifications, a price tag of GBP 99 (roughly Rs. 8,800), and early September availability in the UK. Now, a variant called the Moto E3 Power has gone on sale via a third-party retail site in Hong Kong – with no official announcement for it yet. As the name suggests, the Smartphone comes with a better battery, and it also bears a few upgrades to other specifications, and sells at a price tag of HKD 1,098 (roughly Rs. 9,500).
The E3 Power is identical to the vanilla E3 in some respects, but pretty different in others. The most striking change is that the Power boasts a 3,500 mAh battery, compared to its lesser sibling’s 2,800 mAh cell.
The E3 Power has a 5-inch 720p IPS touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP selfie cam, the MediaTek MT6735P chipset (with a 1 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 4G LTE, dual-SIM functionality, a 1W rear speaker, and it runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Optics include an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and autofocus. A 5-megapixel selfie camera also sits in the front. The Moto E3 Power runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots (Micro). It packs a 3500mAh battery, and offers connectivity options like 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
With respect to the Indian market, Motorola hasn’t even introduced the Moto E3 yet. The company launched the Moto G4 in June for Rs. 12,499, and is selling it exclusively on Amazon India. The smartphone has been made available in Black and White colour variants.