Here’s our very first look at the Moto E5 with fingerprint scanner on the rear

Last year, Motorola announced a lot of devices. The company launched four ‘G’ series phones (Moto G5, G5 Plus, G5S, G5S Plus), two ‘E’ series phones (Moto E4 & Moto E4 Plus), two phones in the ‘Z’ series (Moto Z2 Play & Moto Z2 Force), Moto X4,  and two phones in the ‘C’ series (Moto C & Moto C Plus). This year, we are going to see successors of all of them (maybe no G6S and G6S Plus this year, but who knows?). Today, we have our first look at one of the phones that Motorola is going to launch this year. The Moto E5, which is going to be the successor of Moto E4, has leaked out today as the official press render of the phone has surfaced online that reveals the new design.

Moto E5 Official Press Render
Moto E5 Official Press Render

Looking at the phone, you will notice that the fingerprint scanner is no longer located on the front. It has been moved to the rear, but the location of the fingerprint scanner is exactly what we wanted to see from past couple of years. The fingerprint scanner has been placed below the camera module, which is hiding within the Motorola’s batwing logo. The phone has a metal body, and it is the gold color variant that has leaked today. There is still no 18:9 display and the phone has huge bezels on sides as well as on top and bottom. There are on-screen navigation keys, and the Motorola logo is now placed on the bottom chin.

The front-facing camera has an LED flash, and there is a single camera lens on the rear. Sadly, the Moto E5 still has the micro USB port, so Motorola has no plans to move to USB Type-C port yet. Last year’s Moto E4 had a MediaTek chipset but looking at the smartphone market right now, it will be better if the Moto E5 comes with a Snapdragon chipset since users prefer Snapdragon chips over MediaTek chips and it is pretty obvious since Snapdragon chipsets have always been better than the MediaTek processors. The headphone jack is present on the top.

Well, there is no information related to the specs, but some sources have suggested a 1080p display, a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, etc. What are your thoughts on this design for a 2018’s smartphone? Do let us know via the comments section.


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