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Motorola's Moto E5 coming to the US to join the the Moto E5 Play and E5 Plus

Motorola Moto E5 by Lenovo with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 coming to the US October 2018 (Source: Motorola)
Motorola Moto E5 (Source: Motorola)
Back when Motorola unveiled the three Moto E5 handsets, only the E5 Play and E5 Plus were announced for the US. Now, the regular E5 has just become available for purchase in the US via Best Buy. This US$99.99 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425-powered handset will also reach Target and Walmart next week.
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The US market has just received a new (very) affordable Motorola handset, namely the regular E5, which happens to be the last member of the Moto E5 trio that also includes the E5 Play and E5 Plus. The Moto E5 is the last one to hit the US because the other two have been available in the country for a while.

The Moto E5 retails for just US$99.99 and has a rather attractive set of specs and features for this price tag: a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, a 5.7-inch IPS display with 1,440 x 720 pixels and — thankfully — no notch, a 5 MP selfie shooter and a 13 MP main camera, 2 GB of memory, 16 GB of internal storage, as well as a generous 4,000 mAh battery. 

Although the Moto E5 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, an update to Android Pie is quite unlikely. Anyway, we should always keep in mind the low price and hope that there will be at least some community-driven effort to bring an unofficial Android 9.0 update to this handset.

Those who need a backup phone or just a very cheap yet usable Android handset can pick up the Moto E5 from Best Buy already. Target will get it on October 14, and Walmart will add it to the portfolio on October 15. In all cases, the price tag is the same - US$99.99.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10- 9 (Update: 2018-10- 9)