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