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Update: Pictures of our Moto E box after the break…

Motorola sent out emails last week saying that they’d be shipping mysterious boxes soon with a surprise announcement within, and today many publications and journalists are receiving their boxes. We haven’t received ours quite yet, but the cat is pretty much out of the bag. Inside, Motorola announced the 2nd generation Moto E, the company’s latest fresh of its budget smartphone.

The device features a larger display than its predecessor, 4G LTE networking, a 5-megapixel back camera, a 2390 mAh battery, and a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. As for pricing, there’s a 3G model that will come in at just around $120, and the new LTE model will be $150. On the software side, it’s unsurprising that the device runs Android Lollipop, and since it’s a Motorola phone, it’s going to be pretty close to stock.

Motorola says that you can customize your device with “interchangeable Motorola Bands and Grip Shells,” and that the device will pack some of Motorola’s specialty software features like Moto Display for notifications, and Moto Migrate for quickly migrating data from a previous device to a new one. Motorola says that the device is coming to over 50 countries worldwide starting today.

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