Motorola unveils the new Moto G6 and Moto E5 series smartphones Motorola unveils the new Moto G6 and Moto E5 series smartphones
Motorola has released a number of high-quality, affordable Android smartphones under the Moto G and E series over the past few years, and it... Motorola unveils the new Moto G6 and Moto E5 series smartphones

Motorola has released a number of high-quality, affordable Android smartphones under the Moto G and E series over the past few years, and it looks like they’ve just unveiled six more. The first three smartphones in the Moto G line are the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play. While the Moto E series consisting of Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play.

The Moto G6 is a 5.7-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 resolution) Max Vision display in 18:9 aspect ratio that also comes with a Snapdragon 450 Octa-core processor, 3GB/4GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB of onboard storage. The internal storage can be bumped up to 128GB thanks to a dedicated microSD card slot.

Moto G6

It has 3000mAh battery, dual rear 12MP and 5MP cameras as well as an 8MP front shooter with LED flash that Motorola says can give users studio quality portraits, artistic black and white shots, and hilarious face filters using advanced AI imaging software. There is also included Fingerprint sensor and P2i water-repellent nanocoating on its beautiful 3D glass back. Finally, the handset features Front-ported loudspeaker, Dolby Audio, 3-mics and 3.5mm audio jack.

Moto G6 Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.7″ Max Vision | FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) | 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: 1.8GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 450 | Adreno 506 GPU
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear Camera: 12MP Primary | f/1.8 aperture | PDAF | dual-tone LED flash | 5MP Secondary | f/2.2 aperture
  • Front Camera: 8MP | LED flash | f/2.2 aperture
  • Connectivity: Single/Dual SIM | 4G VoLTE | Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 + 5GHz) | Bluetooth 4.2 | GPS | USB-C
  • Battery: 3000mAh | TurboPower charging
  • Dimensions: 153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 167g
  • Colours: Deep Indigo | Black | Blush | Silver
  • Other: Fingerprint Sensor | Face Unlock | Water protection (p2i) | Dolby Audio | 3.5mm Headphone jack

Moto G6 Plus

The Moto G6 Plus is an expensive device in the lineup that sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 resolution) Max Vision display in 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor, 4GB/6GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage with microSD card slot. It sports dual-lens 12MP and 5MP cameras with dual Autofocus Pixel technology and an impressive f/1.7 aperture, complete with a text scanning as well as landmark and object detection using Artificial Intelligence.

The front-facing camera, meanwhile, is an 8MP shooter with LED flash. The phone is also equipped with a 3,200mAh battery that also supports Turbocharging powered by Quick Charge technology, and it runs on a stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo. Other specs and features remain same as Moto G6.

Moto G6 Plus Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.93″ Max Vision | FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) | 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 630 | Adreno 508 GPU
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64GB;expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear Camera: 12MP Primary | Dual Pixel Autofocus | f/1.7 aperture | dual-one LED flash | 5MP Secondary | f/2.2 aperture |
  • Front Camera: 8MP | LED flash | f/2.2 aperture
  • Connectivity: Single/Dual SIM | 4G VoLTE | Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 + 5GHz) | Bluetooth 4.2 | GPS | USB-C
  • Battery: 3200mAh | TurboPower charging
  • Dimensions: 160 x 75.5 x 8.0mm
  • Weight: 167g
  • Colours: Deep Indigo | Nimbus
  • Other: Fingerprint Sensor | Face Unlock | Water protection (p2i) | Dolby Audio | 3.5mm Headphone jack

Moto G6 Play

The Moto G6 Play has a 5.7-inch HD+ Max Vision display in 18:9 aspect ratio and is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 430 chipset. It has 2GB or 3GB of RAM and comes with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded for an additional 128GB via a microSD card. There’s also a 13MP rear camera and 8MP (or 5MP) camera on the front with LED flash for all you selfie lovers out there.

Because of its Play tag, it also comes with a larger 4,000 mAh battery. It sports a 3D glass back and comes packed with light-reflecting particles, while the p2i water-repellent coating helps protect the phone from accidental splashes or light rain. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that can lock and unlock your phone in a flash. Plus, unlock your laptop and access password-protected websites with moto key. All other specs of the device are identical to those found on its bigger brothers.

Moto G6 Play Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.7″ Max Vision | HD+ (1440 × 720 pixels) | 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 430/427 | Adreno 505 GPU
  • RAM: 2/3GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear Camera: 13MP | f/2.0 aperture | LED flash | PDAF |  1.12µm pixel size |
  • Front Camera: 5MP or 8MP | LED flash
  • Connectivity: Single/Dual SIM | 4G VoLTE | Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 + 5GHz) | Bluetooth 4.2 | GPS | Micro USB 2.0
  • Battery: 3000mAh | TurboPower charging
  • Dimensions: 155.4 x 72.2 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • Colours: Deep Indigo | Flash gray
  • Other: Fingerprint Sensor | Water protection (p2i) | Dolby Audio | 3.5mm Headphone jack

The new handsets will go on sale in Brazil and from next week in Mexico for $249, €299 and $199, respectively.

Moto E5

Next up are the three new 5th generation smartphones in the Moto E series. Both the Moto E5 and E5 Plus features a 5.7″ and 5.99″ HD+ displays in 18:9 aspect ratio and Snapdragon 425 Chipset, respectively. The Moto E5 play, on the other hand, comes with a smaller 5.2-inch screen in traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and is powered by either Snapdragon 425 or 427 processor (depends on the region).

Moto E5 Plus

Both the Moto E5 and E5 Play are only available in 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variants with microSD card expansion. Given the Plus tag, the E5 Plus comes in two storage variants: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage.

Moto E5 Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.7″ IPS | HD+ (1440 × 720 pixels) | 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 425 | Adreno 308 GPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB; expandable up to 128GB with microSD
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear Camera: 13MP | f/2.0 aperture | 1.12um pixel size | LED flash | PDAF
  • Front Camera: 5MP | f/2.2 aperture | LED flash
  • Connectivity: Single/Dual SIM | 4G VoLTE | Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n | Bluetooth 4.2 | GPS | Micro-USB
  • Battery: 4000mAh | TurboPower charging
  • Dimensions: 154.4 × 72.2 × 8.95 mm
  • Weight: 174g
  • Colours: Flash Gray | Fine Gold
  • Other: Fingerprint Sensor | Front-ported speaker | 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Additionally, the Moto E5 comes with a 13MP rear camera and 4000mAh battery, and the Moto E5 Plus features a 12MP rear shooter and 5000mAh battery. There’s also a 5MP camera on the front for all you selfie lovers out there. The camera and battery specs of the newly announced Moto E5 Play, however, aren’t that impressive. The Moto E5 Play has an 8MP rear camera and 2800mAh battery. But you’ll get a 5MP front shooter, Water repellent nanocoating (p2i), Fingerprint sensor and Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.

Moto E5 Plus Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.99″ IPS | HD+ (1440 × 720 pixels) | 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 425 | Adreno 308 GPU
  • RAM: 2/3GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB; expandable up to 128GB with microSD
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear Camera: 12MP | f/2.0 aperture | 1.25um pixel size | LED flash | PDAF
  • Front Camera: 5MP (F2.0) or 8MP (F2.2, 1.12um) | LED flash
  • Connectivity: Single/Dual SIM | 4G VoLTE | Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 + 5GHz) | Bluetooth 4.2 | GPS | Micro-USB
  • Battery: 5000mAh | TurboPower charging
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 75.3 x 9.35 mm (camera bump 0.4mm)
  • Weight: 200g
  • Colours: Black | Fine Gold | Flash Gray | Mineral Blue
  • Other: Fingerprint Sensor | Front-ported speaker | 3.5mm Headphone jack

 

Moto E5 Play

Moto E5 Play Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.2″ IPS | HD (1280 × 720 pixels)
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 425/427 | Adreno 308 GPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB; expandable up to 128GB with microSD
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear Camera: 8MP | f/2.0 aperture | 1.12um pixel size | LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP | LED flash
  • Connectivity: Single/Dual SIM | 4G VoLTE | Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 + 5GHz) | Bluetooth 4.2 | GPS | Micro-USB
  • Battery: 2800mAh
  • Dimensions: 151 x 74 x 8.85mm (5.95 x 2.91 x 0.35 in.)
  • Weight: 150g
  • Colours: Black | Flash Gray | Dark lake
  • Other: Fingerprint Sensor | Water repellent coating (p2i) | Front-ported speaker | 3.5mm Headphone Jack

The Moto E5 and E5 Plus will be available in Brazil and from next week in Mexico for €149 and €169, respectively. It’ll also be expanded to Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America in coming months. There are no pricing and availability details about Moto E5 Play, but it’ll be rolling out from North America in the coming months. For more information and detailed specifications on all six of these new smartphones, head to the official blog post link below.

So, what are your thoughts? Interested in the latest from Motorola? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Motorola

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