Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition Announced – Here’s All You Need To Know

Motorola has announced a new smartphone with Android Go Edition, called Moto E5 Play. It features certain changes from the full Android Oreo edition (launched earlier this year) including a slightly larger screen, smaller battery, and a low-resolution display. Recently, the company had launched its Moto E5 and the Moto E5 Plus smartphones in India. The new handsets are priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. Read more to find about the Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Moto E5 Play

Price and Availability

Price 109 Euros (approx Rs 8,700)

As of now, the new Moto E5 Play with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) will be available in Europe and Latin American countries. Sales start later this month at 109 Euros (approx Rs 8,700). There is no information about the Indian launch date or price yet.

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Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/ 427
RAM 1GB
Internal Storage 16GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display 5.3-inch Max Vision, 480 x 854 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
Primary (Rear) Camera 8MP with flash
Front Camera 5MP with flash
Battery 2100mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The Moto E5 Play (Android Go edition) sports a 5.3-inch Max Vision display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels (down from 720p). It is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/ 427 processor and 1GB RAM (the original Moto E5 Play model comes with 2GB RAM). The 16GB internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB).

The new Motorola smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus feature and an LED flash. The 5-megapixel front camera also comes with an LED flash for selfies. It is backed by a 2100mAh battery (down from 2,800mAh on the original model).

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Features

  • Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) OS
  • 1GB RAM
  • Snapdragon SoC
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Front flash
  • Three color options

The entry-level device runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) operating system and comes with pre-loaded Go-branded apps. A fingerprint sensor is placed at the back alongside an embedded Moto logo. It is expected to come in three color variants – Black, Dark Lake and Flash Gray.

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Conclusion

The Android Go edition devices are optimized to offer the latest features with minimum hardware. The Go-branded apps are toned-down to work seamlessly with budget handsets. The new Moto E5 Play is one of the first Android Go devices. Previously, brands like Nokia and ZTE had launched Go smartphones, starting with the Alcatel 1X.

The Moto E5 Play variant was initially announced in April for the US market. It features a 5.2-inch HD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, 2GB RAM, and 2,800mAh battery. Will you be waiting for this device to hit the Indian shores? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1 comment for “Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition Announced – Here’s All You Need To Know

  1. Anu Modi
    July 16, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I Always Like Moto Phones Because Of Their Quality,But I Wish Moto Keep Price Competitive To Get More Buyers.
    Thanks 🙂

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