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Moto E5 leaks, shows Motorola’s next budget-friendly phone

by Justin Herrick | January 15, 2018January 15, 2018 9:00 am EST

Get ready for the Moto E5 if you’ve been waiting for a decent phone in 2018 that won’t put hurting on your bank account.

Most companies have put all their attention on the high-end and mid-range segments, but there’s one that just doesn’t think the low-end segment should be overlooked. Motorola still cares about the Moto E series. It debuted in 2014, and since then there have been four releases altogether. Now there’s a leak suggesting its next release isn’t so far from becoming official.

The Moto E5, according to MySmartPrice, will look like this:

Later this year we’ll get to see the all-metal Moto E5. The leaked image shows its design, which hasn’t changed much in a year. If anything, you’ll noticed the fingerprint scanner is no longer on the front. It’s seemingly been moved to the back and integrated into the Motorola logo. And, like the Moto E4, the Moto E5 will be offered in gold.

Specifications haven’t been reported yet, but one item worth noting is that Motorola hasn’t made the Moto E series switch over to USB-C from micro-USB. The Moto E5 pictured here shows the outdated port on the bottom.

Although its predecessor was introduced in June 2017, Motorola could bring the Moto E5 to the market sooner than expected. It’d be strange for a phone to leak in full almost six months before being announced. So this leak could indicate that the Moto E5 will come at MWC 2018 in late February or sometime in the spring. Motorola is likely to stagger the launches of the Moto Z3, Moto G6, and Moto E5 across several months.

As always, we’ll be keeping an eye on this device.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...