After confirming the primary features on offer with the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play, AndroidHeadlines can now also confirm many of the functionalities that will be used to market the upcoming Moto E5 smartphone. As was the case with the previous G6 confirmations, this information comes from a reliable source and is based on in-house Motorola documentation seen by AndroidHeadlines. Images of the documents will not be published to protect the identity of the source.
Moto E moves closer to Moto G
The Moto E series of smartphones is designed to offer highly affordable handsets which are therefore considered entry-level products. Typically speaking, this has also resulted in a number of downgrades compared to the Moto G line. However, this year, the Moto E series is going to be more in line with the G family in a number of ways. Most evidently in terms of the display. As like the Moto G6 and G6 Play, the new Moto E5 will come with a display that measures 5.7-inches. This is a significant increase in size compared to the Moto E4 and is the exact display included with the two Moto G6 models already detailed. Motorola will be announcing a "new Max Vision display" which applies to both its E and G-branded smartphones. One of the advantages of the new Max Vision display is that it is based on an 18:9 aspect ratio. While not confirmed, the Moto E5 will most likely boast an HD+ resolution. In general, the Moto E5 will come with a water-repellent nano-coating level of protection – similar to what is offered with the Moto E4.
Cameras and software
The rear camera is another area where there will be significant improvements compared to the Moto E4 as the latest model will come equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera. Which, in terms of the megapixel count at least, puts it on par with the Moto G6 Play. Motorola will be specifically touting the phase detection autofocus benefits on offer with the Moto E5 and the fact that it can capture bright images quickly and even in low-light conditions. As well as the ability to use the rear camera to scan QR codes. The Moto E5 will also come with all the same features offered by the Moto G6 line and Moto devices in general, including support for Moto Actions, Moto Display, and Moto Key. The latter of which means users will be able to use the included fingerprint sensor to unlock apps and websites, not just the phone itself. Speaking of the software in general, the Moto E5 will come running on Android 8.0 (Oreo) at launch.
What is possibly one of the most interesting points to note is that the Moto E5 will come equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery. This is significantly more than the 2,800 mAh battery included with the Moto E4. It is, in fact, more battery capacity than the standard Moto G6 and directly equivalent to the battery included with the Moto G6 Play model. Therefore, battery life is also going to be one of the heavily promoted aspects at launch. With Motorola likely to use a "See more. Do more" tagline to promote the Moto E5's larger screen and greater capacity battery. Motorola will also state the 4,000 mAh battery should be adequate enough to provide power for up to 14 hours of movie streaming or up to 60 hours of streaming music on a single charge. As is probably to be expected, the Moto E5 will also support Motorola's TurboPower charging solution and will come packaged with a 10-watt "rapid charger" in the box. Padding out the 'more' aspects, the Moto E5 will also come with a microSD card slot and will support cards with capacities of up to 128GB. This is in addition to two SIM card slots, so users will be able to add two SIM cards to the Moto E5, as well as a separate microSD card.
The Moto E5 will come closer to the Moto G line than ever before in spite of sporting a lower price point. This will see the Moto E5 featuring a 5.7-inch Max Vision display along with an 18:9 aspect ratio. As well as a 13-megapixel rear camera, dual-SIM support, separate microSD card support (up to 128GB), a number of signature Moto features, a fingerprint sensor that can unlock more than just the phone, a splash-resistant level of protection, and a 4,000 mAh TurboPower-supported battery.