It took Motorola longer than usual to make its mark in the smartphone industry this 2018, but when the time came, the Lenovo-owned launched up to six smartphones with the E5 and G6 monikers. Well, it seems this wasn’t enough as the former has just been handed a fourth variant under Google’s Android Go initiative.
Dubbed Moto E5 Play Android Go edition, the phone does have some similarities with its namesake, but of course, a few things have been tweaked, too. For instance, the Moto E5 Play has the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio on a 5.2-inch HD display screen while the Moto E5 Play Android Go has a slightly bigger 5.3-inch panel with the new 18:9 aspect ratio.
Motorola hasn’t mentioned what specs the Moto E5 Play Go edition has under the hood, but given the standard model has 2GB RAM, we think the Go edition has 1GB RAM. As for the design and photography, there isn’t much of a difference with the standard E5 Play, meaning the 8MP/5MP camera combination and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner are still in place.
Motorola says the Moto E5 Play Android Go is available for purchase in some European and Latin American markets priced at €109, although this price might vary in different markets.