Motorola is back in the headlines after the company sent out media invites for the Moto Z2 Force launch in India. The smartphone will arrive to the Indian market on February 15. Meanwhile, the company seems to be prepping for the launch of several new Moto handsets. Motorola's entire smartphone lineup got leaked last month detailing the design and specs.
Moto E5 is one of those upcoming smartphones, and it that has already received FCC approval. The device has now received the Bluetooth certification as well, hinting at imminent launch. Interestingly, the Moto E5 is listed on the website with three different model numbers; XT1922, XT1924 and XT1944. Presumably, the smartphone's model number will vary depending on the region.
As mentioned on the Bluetooth SIG page, the Moto E5 is powered by a Qualcomm processor. While the chipset is not specified, it could be the entry-level Snapdragon 435 SoC.
As mentioned before, the smartphone was spotted at the US certification site FCC (Federal Communications Commission) late last month. The FCC listing revealed that the smartphone would pack a large 4,000mAh battery under its hood; a huge upgrade over its predecessor Moto E4 which is backed up by a rather small 2,800mAh battery.
At the moment, this is pretty much everything we know about the upcoming Moto E5 in terms of specs. However, we have quite an idea of how the device would look. According to a leaked render, expect for one notable difference, the smartphone will look almost similar to its predecessor.
Talking about the design in detail, the Moto E5 will have a circular camera module at its rear. The camera setup will house both the main camera sensor and the LED flash stacked vertically. The rear camera module will be slightly protruded.
Such an arrangement of the rear camera placed in a circular housing is something we have seen on previous Motorola smartphones as well. The front camera of Moto E5, however, will not be accompanied by a flash.
Further, the smartphone is believed to a feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Apparently, there will be a dimple at the phone's back with a Motorola logo which is likely to double function as the fingerprint scanner.