Moto E5 Play gets an Android Go revamp

Isaac Cain
July 18, 2018

However. Now the company has announced another version of the Moto E5 Play that will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition), and will be available in Europe and Latin American countries.

The smartphone will also come preloaded with Android Go edition based apps like Gmail Go, Google Assistant Go, Google Go, Youtube Go and Google Maps Go. The downgraded versions of the apps are vital in ensuring that the apps fit in the storage of the mobile phone, which is usually very low in Android Go smartphones. Motorola launched Moto E5 and E5 Plus smartphones in India last week.

Motorola has announced an upgraded Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition. As the name suggests, this device is part of Google's Android Go program which promises improved performance on devices with 1GB of RAM or less.

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The Moto E5 Play Android Go smartphone comes with a 5.34-inch 18:9 display with FWVGA+ (960 x 480 pixels) resolution. You can also expand the internal memory up to 128GB thanks to microSD card support. Talking about the cameras, the device comes with an 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP front camera for selfies. These are the same set of cameras offered with the earlier launched Moto E5 Play. The Moto dimple on the rear also features the fingerprint sensor. Besides, considering the regular E5 Play has 2 GB RAM, it wouldn't make sense for Motorola to put additional RAM in the scaled-down version. Assuming that the other specifications remain similar to the standard model, we can expect the newer variant packs the same 2800mAh battery and a water-repellent coating. The Moto E5 Play Android Go smartphone is priced at Euro 109 in Europe.

Its connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, 3G, HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth and Micro-USB.

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