Plenty of information of the upcoming Moto E5 series have been revealed since the start of this year. Leaks have revealed that the Moto E5 series will comprise of Moto E5 Play, Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus. A tipster named Andrim Yatim has been consistently leaking information on the upcoming Motorola phones. According to the tipster, the Moto E5 Play would be replacing the Moto C series this year and it would be coming with basic specs and large-sized battery. Earlier this week, he had also revealed the key specs of Moto E5 Play, Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus.
Moto E5 Play
Yatim claims that Moto E5 Play will be coming with a 5.2-inch display that will support a traditional aspect ratio of 16:9 and it will produce an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Its back panel will be housing a 12-megapixel snapper whereas the frontside will be equipped with a 5-megapixel camera. It will be receiving power from 4,000mAh capacity battery.
Motorola has never launched a Play edition for its Moto E series. However, it is arriving for the first time this year. The above renders shared by Evan Blass suggest that it would be coming with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is likely to embedded under the Moto batwing logo present on the rear panel. It also seems to feature a front mounted LED flash for selfie camera. According to Blass, the E5 Play smartphone will be available through Verizon in the U.S. and it will be releasing with E5 Play Cruise moniker through Cricket Wireless.
The Moto E5 will be also featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio display. However, it will have a slightly bigger display of 5.5 inches. It will carry support for HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. A 16-megapixel snapper will be available on its back panel whereas the frontside will be fitted with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It will feature 3,028mAh battery to keep the lights on.
In the previous month, the Moto E5 had reportedly received certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. Its leaked photo has revealed that it would be also coming with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. It also seems to feature an LED flash for front camera. The leaked renders that have appeared in the recent past show that it will feature a microUSB port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Moto E5 Plus
The Moto E5 Plus will be advanced model compared to the E5 and E5 Play phones. It will be the first Moto E series to arrive with an 18:9 aspect ratio display. Its 5.8-inch IPS LCD display will support HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The 32 GB and 64 GB models of the E5 Plus will feature 3 GB of RAM.
Its rear panel features a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.75 aperture and for shooting selfies, it will be coming with an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. It will feature a behemoth battery of 5,000mAh capacity. NFC and Compass are its other features.
The tipster has further stated that the other hole seen in above render is a sensor for focusing and depth sensing. This suggests that the Moto E5 Plus will be able to snap photos with bokeh effect. The Snapdragon 430 powered E5 Plus will be releasing in North America while other markets will be receiving its MediaTek MT675x variant. The above render of the phone revealed by Evan Blass suggests that it also features rear-facing fingerprint reader, a selfie camera flash, microUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack. The Moto E5 Plus along with Moto E5 has been certified by FCC in the previous month. According to Blass, it will be available as Moto E5 Supra through Cricket Wireless in the U.S.
As of this writing, there is no information available on the launch date and pricing of the Moto E5 series. Last year, the Moto E4 series were unveiled in June last year. The Moto E5 series may debut at some point in the second quarter this year.