Inexpensive smartphones are only now getting features that not so long ago were only available in higher price categories. Motorola has announced two new models, which at very affordable prices can boast displays with a higher than standard refresh rate and support for stereo sound.

So, moto e22 and e22i received 6.5-inch IPS displays with HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 60 to 90 Hz (depending on the content on the screen). Along with this, there are stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, which promise good bass and clear sound even at high volumes.

Budget models received 16-megapixel cameras with additional 2-megapixel sensors for depth assessment. There are 5-megapixel selfie cameras on the front. The e22i model additionally received “software” for fans of timelapses, and both models can take photos and videos from the main and front cameras at the same time.

The new budget moto e22 and e22i emphasize displays and sound

MediaTek Helio G37 chips work inside smartphones. The difference between the moto e22 and e22i is the amount of memory: 2 and 4 GB of RAM, and 32 or 64 GB of permanent memory, respectively. There is support for LTE, AC standard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and navigation, but unfortunately, there is no NFC. And all this is managed by the Android 12 Go operating system.

For quick unlocking, smartphones are equipped with fingerprint scanners on the sides of the cases.

The new models target the following markets: the moto e22 will be available in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East for €139.99, and the moto e22i in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific for €129,99.