Early this morning Motorola announced their next step toward ultra-affordable smartphones, the Moto E. The new budget-friendly device will be $129 in the US and 89 in the UK (the price for the Eurozone countries is expected to be around 129). Please be aware, that this is the off contract and SIM-free, unlocked price for the device.

Here's a breakdown of the specs which match the super-cheap price:

  • 4.3-inch 540960 touchscreen
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor (with ARM Cortex-A7 cores)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of built-in storage space
  • A microSD card slot
  • 21 Mbps HSPA
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Non-removable 1,980 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat (guaranteed to get at least one Android update in the future)
  • Dimensions are 124.864.812.3 mm, and it weighs 140 grams

The Moto E will be coming to retail markets in 40 countries across 80 as-yet unnamed carriers. As you can see from the specs, the rumors we reported earlier about no front-facing camera turned out to be true. This was obviously the most notable cost saving move on Moto's part.

As we shared in the title of the story, this new budget device isn't the only thing Moto unveiled. They will also release a 4G LTE version of their Moto G. Not only does this new version of the popular mid-range device now include LTE, it also includes a microSD slot, which the original Moto G did not.

This new Moto G will hit retail stores in a few weeks as well, and will come at a price of $219 in the US and 149 in the UK (probably 219 in the Eurozone). The price of the original Moto G remains unchanged at $179.