Motorola launches the Moto e6s with Helio P22, 6.1″ HD+ display, 64GB storage, more in India for ₹7,999 (~$115)

Motorola launches the Moto e6s with Helio P22, 6.1″ HD+ display, 64GB storage, more in India for ₹7,999 (~$115)

Motorola led the oncoming of the current era of affordable but powerful smartphones with the original Moto G that launched in 2013. The Moto E followed next year with the object of catering to new smartphone users. Over the years, the two series have come to make up a major part of Motorola’s portfolio and have evidently seen more interest from consumers compared to the Moto Z and the X series. Motorola launched the seventh-gen G series devices earlier this year, the Moto e6 in July 2019, and showcased the Moto e6 Plus in Berlin at IFA 2019 earlier this month. Today, the 4GB/64GB variant of the Moto e6 Plus is coming to India, rebadged as the Moto e6s.


Motorola Moto e6 Plus XDA Forums

While the objective with the Moto e5 Plus was to provide a big screen at an affordable price tag, Motorola aims to offer an overall upgrade in terms of aesthetics as well as the performance of the smartphone. First off, the Moto e6s comes with a larger 6.1-inch display with a U-shaped notch. The resolution of the panel is 720 x 1560. On the back, the Moto e6s features a flexible plastic cover with a reflective surface. The back cover will be replaceable and users should be able to buy covers with finishes other than those being launched today.

In terms of performance, Motorola is using the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC on the Moto e6s. As per the company, the chipset allows running games like PUBG Mobile on medium graphics without any lag. In India, they are only launching one variant of the smartphone and it comes with a 4GB RAM. There’s 64GB storage on board with a dedicated microSD slot which supports cards up to 512GB so that running out of space is not something users have to deal with.

In terms of photography, the Moto e6s gets an upgrade over the Moto e5. Now, there are two cameras on the back and the setup includes a 13MP primary camera along with a 2MP depth sensor. An 8MP camera is nestled in the U-shaped notch on the top of the display. Despite its affordability, the smartphone supports various camera features like live filters and selective filters. Motorola says that these algorithms have been picked from their smartphones with higher prices.

The Moto e6s comes with a 3000mAh battery and Motorola is bundling a 10W charger along with the device. In terms of software, you get stock Android 9 Pie but besides the Moto camera, there is no other software addition to the device. The device lacks support for Moto actions, which is something typical Motorola users will miss.

Moto e6s Specifications

Specifications Moto e6s
Dimensions & Weight
  • 155.6 × 73.06 × 8.6 mm
  • 149.7g
  • 6.1-inch U-notch LCD
  • 720 x 1560, 19.5:9
  • 80% screen-to-body ratio
  • MediaTek Helio P22
  • PowerVR GE8320
Storage 64GB
Expandable up to 512GB using dedicated microSD slot
Battery 3000mAh, 10W charging
Fingerprint Sensor Rear-mounted fingerprint
Rear Camera
  • 13MP primary sensor, f/2.0
  • 2MP depth sensor
Front Camera
  • 8MP, f/2.0
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
  • Micro-USB
Android Version Stock Android 9 Pie
Colors Polished graphite, Rich Cranberry (swappable back covers)

Moto e6s: Price & Availability

The Motorola Moto e6s comes in a single variant and the smartphone is priced at ₹7,999 (~$115). It will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting September 23rd.

Users will also be able to buy replaceable covers for the Moto e6s on Flipkart later but the company has not announced a specific date for the launch.

About author

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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