Motorola Announces Moto E5 Play with Android Go Software

Yolanda Curtis
July 18, 2018

If by chance you don't know anything about the Go Edition phones, these are optimized phones that are part of Google's Android Go program which promises improved performance on devices with 1GB of RAM or less. The downgraded versions of the apps are vital in ensuring that the apps fit in the storage of the mobile phone, which is usually very low in Android Go smartphones. The screen has become bigger, going from a 5.2-inch display to a 5.3-inch one. That compares to the regular E5 Play, which sports a 5.2-inch display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and 720p resolution. It will feature 16GB of inbuilt storage space that can be further upgraded to a maximum of 128GB with a micro-SD card.

Experts are saying that the Go version is likely to feature 1 GB RAM, as this is the most supported by Android Go smartphones. As for its camera, it will have an 8MP shooter on the back, which the company claims will be able to focus instantly, while the front-facing camera will be a 5MP with flash.

Other than that the E5 Play offers 8 MP camera and a 5 MP front camera, both of which are accompanied by flash.

As mentioned, the Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo (Go edition) will be available in European and Latin American markets starting this month. Motorola has not manifested itself, so it seems that some countries are without the novelty - as it was already without E5 Play. It also appears to retain the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor from the standard E5 Play. The battery on the device can be similar to the original USA model of the Moto E5 Play which packs a 2800mAh battery. As of now, Motorola has not announced the Indian availability of the handset but we recommend you to stay tuned with us, as we will be updating more details on our website if the phone will be arriving in India anytime soon.

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