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Motorola Moto X gets temporary sale price, Moto E launch hints towards May 13

Motorola holds early Mother's Day sale for Moto X amid rumors of its upcoming Moto E and Moto X +1 smartphones
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Motorola’s Mother’s Day sale kicks off early with 24-hour price slash of its Moto X smartphone. On Thursday (May 1) only, you can get mom a brand new no contract customized smartphone for a reasonable price and save up to $75.

Available through Motorola’s official site, the Moto X sale includes the 16GB, 32GB and Developer Edition models of handset. Motorola is knocking $50 off the 16GB version, bringing the price down from $350 to $300. Both the 32GB and Developer Edition versions are on sale for $325, a significant price drop from each device’s regular price of $400.

With cheap prices like this, you can buy a customized Moto X for mom and maybe even one for yourself. The Moto X deal ends at 11:59 p.m. ET and could take the guess work out of Mother’s Day shopping this year. Motorola could be having the sale to clear out some of its inventory to make room for its next smartphone.

As 9to5Google reports, Motorola recently sent out press invites revealing that a new device announcement is slated for May 13. “Connect more people to the world’s information and each other, and they can do great things. Introducing the next smartphone from Motorola to make these connections happen. Made to last. Priced for all,” reads the invitation.

The new budget friendly Android OS handset will join the family of other Motorola phones including the Moto G and Moto X. Rumors suggest that the upcoming affordable smartphone set to launch is the Moto E. According to Slashgear, the Moto E’s specs include a 4.3-inch display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and dual-sim support. There's also a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1900 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat on board the new Moto E. Based on its alleged specs, we expect the Moto E to cost less than the $179 8GB version of the Moto G,

The Moto E is not all that Motorola has up its sleeve this year, according to the whispers and leaks. Notorious Twitter leaker @evleaks spilled the news early last month that a follow up to the Moto X, known as the Moto X +1 is also on the way. He also reveals that Moto X +1 backplate customization options will include leather along with the existing cool, neutral, warm and wood back designs.

It's unknown if Motorola will also announce the Moto X +1 at its event in London on May 13, as reports hint towards the launch of the Moto E. Earlier reports suggest that Motorola will launch a 6-inch phone/tablet later this year called Xplay.