Long live the Moto G and Moto E – Motorola confirms neither is dead

Yesterday reports suggested that the Moto G and Moto E would both be phased out from the company as the Motorola brand is further absorbed by Lenovo – but Motorola has confirmed that this isn’t the case.

A Lenovo executive said as much in an interview a few days ago, but now Motorola has confirmed that the Moto G and Moto E will not be stopped.

Motorola told The Verge, “Although we are simplifying the combined Motorola and [Lenovo] portfolio, we have no plans to retire Moto G, our most successful smartphone, or Moto E.”

E to the G

It isn’t a big surprise – both the Moto G and Moto E have been two of the most successful handsets for Motorola in recent years, and it would make sense to keep those phones running.

The confusion comes after a blog post by Motorola suggested Lenovo’s Vibe line would be the main focus of the budget end of the Motorola streamlined series.

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It would mean that the handsets such as the Moto X Style and Moto X Play would make up the high-end selection of Motorola phones.

Motorola yesterday confirmed that all its handsets in 2016 will feature a fingerprint scanner, which is something the company previously said wasn’t going to happen.

If we do see a new Moto G and Moto E this year, fitting a fingerprint scanner will make those phones some of the cheapest to include the technology to date.

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