Motorola launches new G, E range smartphones for mid market

Moto E5 Plus has a 5,000 mAh battery

Moto Z Play Joins the Oreo Update Party

However, it's not the cheapest line Moto has in store. A wide phone is a lot harder to use than a tall one, and the Moto G6 is now significantly narrower than its predecessor, while packing a much larger screen.

"The Moto E5 is smaller at 5.7" but has the same HD+ resolution.

This time the devices would be available in a variety of colors, with all three getting a deep indigo color, furthermore, the G6 Play gets a flash grey, the G6 gets black, blush and silver and the G6 Plus get nimbus color variants also.

The G6 Plus is a slightly more powerful version of the G6. So, let's see what we have this year around!

The E5 Plus is the bigger of the two, boasting a enormous 6 inch LCD touchscreen with 1440x720 pixels resolution.

In terms of video, the G6 has a maximum video resolution of 1080p Full HD up to 60fps.

Moto Z Play Joins the Oreo Update Party

On the front there's a 5MP selfie camera which should suffice for the occasional Snapchat and Instragram Story session. The E series consists of the E5 Plus and the highly affordable E5 Play. Just like the Moto E5, the rear is covered in polycarbonate. The biggest trade-off here appears to be a screen resolution that doesn't really grow with the larger panel, but if you don't mind a lower-density display you can pick this handset up for almost €170, in the same nations where the E5 will be sold. Motorola has you covered on the camera front with a 12MP sensor on the back and an 8MP sensor on the front. That battery makes the E5 Plus feel a little bit chunky, although it's still only 0.37-inch thick. While the fingerprint scanner sits at the rear panel, under the Motorola logo, the whole package is backed by a 4000mAh battery coupled with TurboCharge support. While both phones are not rated as water-resisting, they do have water-repelling coating. You get just 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a smallish 2,800 mAh battery. All the three Moto E5 devices feature similar specifications, but the Moto E5 Plus packs better specifications and bigger battery compared to the other two.

In the photography department, it features an 8-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0 and a 5-megapixel front camera with LED flash. The Moto G6, on the other hand, is powered by a more powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor clocked at 1.8GHz.

The Motorola Moto G5 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor under its hood, supported by 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD. It's worth noting that both handsets lack an NFC chip and both come with a microUSB port, instead the more contemporary USB Type-C.

Android 8.0 Oreo is provided out of the box in all three out of the box.

As logic dictates, there's also a "regular" Moto E5 and a G6 Plus, the former of which will roll out "over the coming months" in "various countries" in Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, starting at a €149 MSRP. So, if we were to guess, we'd say that the two new Moto E5 phones will land on store shelves some time mid-June with the prices of $130 for the Moto E5 Play and $180 for the Moto E5 Plus.

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