Two Unannounced 4G LTE Motorola Devices Appear On UK Argos Website

UK retailer Argos is the source of today's leak, which concerns two new Motorola Moto models, 4G LTE versions of the 2014 Motorola Moto G and Motorolla Moto E. The original 2013 Moto G was originally released as a 3G-only model but later in 2013, Motorola released an improved version of the handset with 4G LTE and a memory card slot, too. Now it appears that Motorola are doing the same for the 2014 models, too; the UK retailer has the 4G LTE version of the Moto G up for sale called the Moto G Tital. It has the same measurements, but is slightly heavier and the website reports a different resolution of 768 by 1,280 pixels compared with 720 by 1,280 of the original device. This is likely to be a typographical error. Other specifications are similar; it too has a quad core processor, a 5.0-inch display, 8 GB of internal storage plus a MicroSD card (good for up to 32 GB cards) and an 8 MP rear camera. It's more expensive, too, at £160 (around $240) for the SIM-free model. Oh and the 2014 Moto G Titan comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop as standard.

The Moto E Styx is a little more interesting. It, too, is of the same size with the same resolution 4.3-inch display, it also has a MicroSD card slot and of course 4G LTE connectivity, however the website claims that the original dual core chipset has been replaced with a quad core unit. Whilst this might be supposed to be a typographical error, the Snapdragon 200 chipset as used in the 3G Moto E does not support LTE so it figures that Motorola replaced the Snapdragon 200 with an alternative. Logically, the Snapdragon 400 has been dropped in but we can hope that it's the new generation 64-bit Snapdragon 410, right? The revised Moto E is a little more expensive than the 3G-only version at £110, around $165.

Argos didn't post up pictures of the two new Moto devices, but I would expect them to look identical to the 3G-only devices (although Motorola normally use a slightly different picture in their marketing material). The Titan and Styx devices appear to be up for sale immediately, too, so if you're in the UK and you like the idea of an Android Lollipop, 4G LTE device for not so much money, hit up the source - and then let us know how you get on.

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