Motorola launches £99 E6s smartphone

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Continuing with its budget E-series line, Motorola is launching the £99 Motorola E6s with a dual-camera and large HD display.

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The Motorola E6s will be available from a number of retailers, including Amazon, Argos, Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis, O2 and Tesco.

The phone comes with a 6.1-inch 720×1560 pixel display, 13+2 megapixel rear camera setup, 5-megapixel selfie camera and a 3,000mAh battery. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC with 2GB of RAM and 32GB (expandable) storage.

It is water resistant too, coping with accidental spills or splashes – as well as rain – but not actual submergence in water.

Obviously at this price point it isn’t attempting to compete with more expensive models (even from its own range), but the E series is about offering a value proposition to customers that have different priorities.

Finally, there is a single and dual-SIM version available. Traditionally, the dual-SIM versions have generally been available on Amazon for a slight premium.

You will also be able to buy the handset in different colours as pictured below.

More info: Motorola

Full specifications

Specs as supplied by Motorola

Operating systemAndroid™ 9 Pie
System Architecture/ProcessorMediaTek Helio P22 with 2.0GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, 650MHz IMG GE8320 GPU
Memory (RAM)2GB
Storage (ROM)32GB built-in | Up to 256GB microSD card expandable
Dimensions155.6 x 73.0 x 8.5mm
WeightAround 160g
Display6.1” Max Vision, HD+ (1560×720) | 282ppi, 19.5:9 , IPS TFT LCD, Active Area-Touch Panel (AA-TP): 87.5%
Charging5W charging capable
Water ProtectionWater repellent design
Networks4G: LTE (Cat4) | 3G: UMTS / HSPA+ | 2G: GSM / EDGE
Bands4G: LTE band 1/2/3/5/7/8/18/20/38/40/41 | 3G: WCDMA band 1/2/5/8 | 2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8
Rear Camera13MP (f/2.2, 1.12um) PDAF + 2MP (f/2.4, 1.75um) depth – Bokeh, Photo, Video, Panorama, Face beauty, HDR
Video CaptureRear camera: FHD (30fps) | HD (30fps) | VGA (30fps) | CIF (30fps) – Front camera: FHD (30fps) | HD (30fps) | VGA (30fps) | CIF (30fps)
Front Camera5MP (f/2.2, 1.12um) Bokeh, Photo, Video, Panorama, Face beauty, HDR
SIM CardSingle SIM (1 Nano SIM + 1 microSD) | Dual SIM (2 Nano SIMs + 1 microSD)
Connectivitymicro-USB port (USB 2.0), 3.5mm headset jack
Bluetooth® TechnologyBluetooth 4.2
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n | 2.4GHz | Wi-Fi hotspot
FM RadioYes
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Microphones1 Microphone
SensorsFingerprint reader, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor
In-box AccessoriesHeadset (for selected countries), protective cover (for selected countries), charger, USB cable, guides, SIM tool
Colors Peacock Blue, Sunrise Red