Latest Moto E6 leak suggests underwhelming specs, even compared to the E5

The Motorola Moto E6. (Source: Android Enterprise Partners)
The Motorola Moto E6. (Source: Android Enterprise Partners)
The Moto E series has often been a compelling option for those in the market for a budget smartphones. It seems, however, that its next upcoming generation may fail this promise in 2019 somewhat. The Moto E6 is now listed on an official Google database as a 2GB RAM device without NFC or a fingerprint scanner.

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A new leak indicates that Motorola has a new generation of the Moto E in the works. This apparent device is (unsurprisingly) called the E6, and is now an Android Enterprise Recommended phone. It is just as well that we can now take this Google-affliated site's word for it, however, as it could be argued that it would be impossible to tell this product is intended for release in 2019 otherwise.

The Moto E6 as pictured has a conventional sensor-bar in lieu of a more up-to-date display notch of any kind. This may be considerably less than a dealbreaker for some buyers - however, it is also accompanied by some profound screen bezels. Its Android Enterprise page also describes it as a phone of 2GB RAM with 16 or 32GB storage variants. 

The Moto E5 did no better in these respects, in fairness. However, the new entry also states that the E6 has a 5.5-inch screen, whereas that of its predecessor measured about 0.2 inches more. In addition, the existing device has a fingerprint reader and NFC support, whereas the E6 apparently now has neither.

On the other hand, the impending E6 ships with Android 9.0 (Pie), whereas the E5 must content itself with Oreo (8.x) out of the box. In addition, the Moto E6's new listing does not mention the phone's SoC, hinting at some hope for an upgrade over its predecessor in this dimension at least.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-07-24 (Update: 2019-07-24)