Moto E5 Play with Android Go Edition, bigger display announced

The smartphone will be launching in Europe and Latin America later in the month

  • Published: July 15, 2018 5:15 PM IST
Moto E5 Play

Motorola recently launched the Moto E5 and the Moto E5 Plus smartphones in India for a price of Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. While the company already announced the more affordable Moto E5 Play variant in April alongside the two other models, the smartphone was only available in US. However. Now the company has announced another version of the Moto E5 Play that will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition),  and will be available in Europe and Latin American countries.

The Android Go edition software is a lighter version of the Android operating system, which is designed for entry-level smartphones that carry minimum hardware, like a basic chipset and 1GB of RAM. The operating system also comes with Go-branded applications that have been toned-down to work seamlessly with the hardware.

Moto E5 Play (Android Go edition) specifications and features

The Moto E5 Play (Android Go edition) packs a 5.3-inch Max Vision display, which is said to feature a tall aspect ratio of 18:9. Assuming the internals are the same as the standard variant, the phone can be expected to come with either a Snapdragon 425 or the 427 SoC. It is also suggested to features 1GB of RAM and a built-in storage of 16GB with an option to expand it to 128GB via microSD card.

Motorola has mentioned the smartphone to come with an 8-megapixel rear camera that features autofocus technology. At the front, it comes with a 5-megapixel camera that is further equipped with an LED flash, for taking selfies at night. For security, there is a fingerprint sensor placed at the back, which also comes with the Moto logo embedded within it.

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The Android Go edition of the Moto E5 Play will be going on the sale in Europe and Latin America at a starting price of 109 Euros (approximately Rs 8,700), later in the month. Motorola hasn’t mentioned anything about the smartphone’s availability in India and other countries.

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  • Published Date: July 15, 2018 5:15 PM IST