In addition to the new Moto G6 family, Motorola today took the wraps off of its newest group of affordable Moto E smartphones.
The Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play are now official. The Moto E5 features a 5.7-inch 1440x720 display, and it's also jumping on the 18:9 aspect ratio trend. Above that screen is a 5MP camera with flash, and around back there's an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and a fingerprint reader below it.
Powering the Moto E5 is a combination of a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery. Users get 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot if they need additional storage, and both microUSB and 3.5mm headphone jacks are included as is FM radio support. On the software side, the Moto E5 runs Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Moto E5 Plus steps things up with a 6-inch 1440x720, an octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot for adding more storage. The battery has been Plus-sized, too, getting bumped up to 5,000mAh.
Other features of the Moto E5 Plus include a 12MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, a rear fingerprint reader, an 8MP front-facing camera, FM radio, a p2i water-repellant coating, and Android 8.0 Oreo.
Like the Moto G6 family, the Moto E5 family has an entry-level "Play" device. The Moto E5 Play has a 5.2-inch 1280x720 display, 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5MP front camera with flash, and FM radio. It's powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425/427 processor that's paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.
Rounding out the Moto E5 Play's spec list is a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microUSB charging port, a 2,800mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Moto E5 will launch in Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America in the coming months with a starting price of €149.
Motorola will launch the Moto E5 Plus in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America over the coming months at a starting price of €169.
Finally, the Moto E5 Play will be available in North America in the coming months for an undisclosed price.