Lenovo has started sending media invites for an event on September 19 where the company will launch its next Moto E-series smartphone. The launch date is in line with what Gadgets 360 had reported earlier from IFA 2016, but at that point it was uncertain which variant of the Moto E3 the company would launch in India – or both . It now appears the company is gearing up to launch just the Moto E3 Power in India, and not the Moto E3, based on the invite and social media posts.
The company in a tweet late on Monday also confirmed that the Moto E3 Power will be exclusive to Flipkart. The e-commerce retailer has now also launched a dedicated page for the launch of the Moto E3 Power. At this point, it is not confirmed that September 19 launch event will only see Moto E3 Power launched, or whether the Moto E3 will make it to Indian stores at a later point. Last month, Moto had dropped some hints on social media that it will bring the Moto E3 Power to India.
The Moto E3 Power was launched last month and is an upgrade to the Moto E3. It was available to buy in Hong Kong at HKD 1,098 (roughly Rs. 9,500). The Moto E3 Power sports a bigger battery, more on-board storage, and more memory than the Moto E3.
For specifications, the Moto E3 Power features a 5-inch HD IPS display, powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage with expandable storage support via microSD (up to 128GB). The Moto E3 Power sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and autofocus. It also houses a 5-megapixel selfie camera onboard. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots (Micro). It packs a 3500mAh battery, and offers connectivity options like 4G LTE, GPS, Buetooth, and Wi-Fi.