Lenovo-owned Motorola is expected to launch the Moto G6 series with new design and updated specifications in the next few months. The smartphones were initially expected to debut at the ongoing MWC 2018 in Barcelona, but the company has probably put off those plans. However, the G6 family is not the only budget offering getting an upgrade. A new leak shows that Moto E5 series will also get a new design this year.
Tipster Evan Blass has tweeted image of the upcoming Moto E5 Plus, which seems to show the new design with a display supporting the taller 18:9 aspect ratio. The image seems to depict a dual rear camera setup at the back, but Blass says that the second cutout is not actually a lens. The image also seems to show USB Type-C port at the bottom, and the model is shown in a new light blue color.
The front is dominated by the large display, which could measure 5.99-inch diagonally, and support either HD+ or Full HD+ resolution. There is Motorola branding at the bottom, and no signs of a fingerprint sensor. There have been reports that Motorola is considering integrating the fingerprint sensor within the Moto dimple at the back.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 26, 2018
The front also shows the earpiece accompanied by two dots, which could be for a selfie camera and a dedicated LED flash. The Moto E5 Plus is expected to pack a 5.5-inch or slightly larger display and offer a HD+ panel since G6 series will offer an improved Full HD+ panel. There is no clarity on the specifications of these devices, but it is expected to a budget smartphone that could debut in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment.
One thing we know for sure is that Moto E5 Plus will pack a large 4,000mAh battery. The Moto E5 Plus received FCC certification alongside Moto E5 last month. The Moto E5, a cheaper version in the series, has also leaked in the form of renders, and it is not expected to bring a major design changes.
Lenovo-Moto has conceded its position to other Chinese brands in the Indian smartphone market. With Chinese companies aggressively adopting the new design language with taller display, Motorola seems to be preparing to follow suit with Moto E5 and Moto G6 series.