The Motorola E5 Play was released in the United States a month ago and seems that the Lenovo-owned company will be bringing the low-end smartphone to other markets in the coming weeks. The initial plan is to release the handset in Europe and Latin America, but in counterpart to the standard variant that ships with Android 8.0 Oreo, the company will be introducing a new Android Go powered Moto E5 Play.
Despite the same name, this new Android Go variant will be physically different. While the regular Moto E5 Play features a 5.2-inch HD display, this new particular variant will be released with a slightly bigger 5.3-inch panel. Unless that Motorola has placed the 0.1-inch larger display in the same form-factor of the original E5 Play, the Android Go handset will come with different measurements.
Another curious fact regards to the specifications of this new variant. Considering that the Android Go is a special Android version made to run with just 1GB of RAM, the original Moto E5 Play carries 2GB of RAM. We don’t know if Motorola will release the Android Go phone with this extra amount of RAM or if a new capped version with just 1GB will be launched on those markets. The remaining specs should be the same, that includes the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the 8MP main rear camera, and the 5MP front-facing snapper.
According to Motorola, the Moto E5 Play Android Go edition will go on sale in Europe and Latin America on July 14, with prices starting at $127. Once the device gets available for sale, we’ll know more details about the specs of this new Android Go variant.