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(Pocket-lint) - Motorola has updated its hugely successful Moto E Android phone with bumps in a few key specifications and the added bonus of 4G LTE connectivity.

The budget handset, dubbed the "new Moto E" retains a qHD resolution (960 x 540) but increases the screen size a smidgeon to 4.5-inches. It also gets a front-facing camera for the first time and Android Lollipop.

A 3G version of the Moto E will also be available, but it is the 4G data ability that will attract many for the price. It also has a faster processor, swapping a dual-core in last year's model for a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and improved graphics.

Battery life should also be better this time around, with a 2,390mAh battery on the new model.

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It also comes with interchangeable Motorola Bands and Grip Shells to change the external colour scheme of the device and Motorola has added new software experiences, stepping them down from the Moto X for 2015.

It adds Moto Display for notifications and updates and Moto Migrate to quickly add and transfer contacts, photos and videos to your new phone.

The new Moto E will be available across 40 countries and in the UK it will cost £109 from motorola.co.uk, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco, Amazon, Argos and Virgin Mobile.

Writing by Rik Henderson.