Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition launched as an ultra affordable smartphone with 18:9 display

If you are familiar with naming scheme of Motorola, you may know already that their E series of smartphones tend to be the ‘economic’ ones that sit between C and G series. The company also has a tradition of launching economic versions of its already successful smartphones as ‘Play’ editions i.e. Moto G6 Play, Moto Z3 Play and even a Moto E5 Play.

Among all these devices, however, Moto E5 Play is very special – because it is the ‘Play’ edition of an already affordable smartphone! So no surprise it costs only $100 in US. Now, however, company is taking things a step further by launching an even more economic version of this device: Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition.

As can be guessed by its name, the device is based on Android Oreo Go edition. In case you don’t know, the Go edition is a lightweight version of Android developed by Google to run on devices with very low end hardware. This makes it an ideal choice for budget devices, so no surprise it was chosen by Motorola to make an ultra-cheap version of its E5 Play smartphone.

When compared against the standard version, Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition has got less RAM, bigger but cheaper display and smaller battery. The RAM in this device is 1GB, display is 5.84-inch with 480 x 854 px resolution (18:9 aspect ratio) and battery size is 2,100 mAh.

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E5 Play Android Go Edition

Other features of this phone, however, remain same as the ones seen in Moto E5 Play. There’s the same Snapdragon 425 processor, 16GB expandable memory, 5mp selfie camera and 8mp primary camera. Both camera lenses have LED flashes, and there’s a fingerprint sensor too located on the back of device (in the form of company logo).

The device will ship in Black, Flash Gray and Dark Lake color options, and it’s expected to be priced around €109 in Europe and £99.95 in UK. The US priced based on these figures and based on current price of E5 Play can be expected to come below $80. Motorola has confirmed that it will launch the device in Latin America too by the end of this month.

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