It has been a few months since Motorola unveiled a new series of handsets under the Moto E banner, but now the company is back with yet another model.
Over the weekend, Motorola announced what it calls the Moto E5 with Android Oreo (Go edition). This is a handset that aims to trim back the specs in favor of a lower price tag. Go edition handsets are designed to offer less RAM — 1GB or less — offer fewer pre-installed apps, and come with apps that are designed to work on devices with less storage.
The original Moto E5 Play offered a 5.2-inch display, but the Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo (Go edition) actually has a 5.3-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It keeps the rear fingerprint reader, though, so owners of the new Go edition variant will still be able to use that biometric security feature to unlock their device. The original Moto E5 Play offers 2GB of RAM, but it’s likely that this new version will see that reduced to 1GB.
The Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo (Go edition) is available only in Europe and Latin America for now for a starting price of €109.
Do you see an Android Go edition handset in your future?