New Moto G Play and Moto E could be your next favourite cheap phones

Lenovo is bringing two affordable Motos to market later this summer

Moto E 2016

Good news, bargain hunters: there are two cheap Moto smartphones on the way.

Lenovo has just announced that the third generation Moto E and the Moto G Play will be coming to the market this summer, and both are aiming for the same sort of affordability that made their predecessors so desirable.

Let’s start with the new Moto E. Running on Android Marshmallow, it’s got a 5in smudge-resistant HD screen, a quad-core processor, a microSD card slot for expanding storage, a 2800mAh battery (which Lenovo says delivers a “full day” of battery life), an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.

It’s also splash-proof, thanks to a water-repellant nano-coating – but Lenovo clarifies that you shouldn’t take this to mean it can be dunked in the bath. More that you don’t have to worry if you’re using it during a rain shower.

And the best part? It’ll cost just £99 when it arrives in September.

Moto G Play

The new Moto G Play is a very similar proposition spec-wise: 2800mAh battery, 8MP and 5MP camera, 5in HD screen and quad-core Snapdragon processor. It also runs a “core” version of Android Marshmallow, so if you like your UIs clutter-free, it should be right up your alley.

It’ll be on sale from mid-August, priced at £129.

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