Two new Motorola smartphones with model numbers XT1922-4 and XT1922-5, which allegedly are two variants of Moto E5 cleared US authorisation body FCC. Now one of the same devices with the XT1992 model number has been certified by WiFi Alliance, hinting the launch may be around the corner. Besides the model number XT1992, the Wi-Fi certification confirms several other key specs.
The purported Moto E5 will be powered by the MSM8937 processor which is part of Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. In addition, the smartphone is revealed to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
The FCC listing page of the device revealed the Moto E5 would packing 4000mAh battery which is a huge upgrade in comparison to the Moto E4 that came with mere 2800mAh battery. The device is also listed as dual-SIM enabled on the page.
The reports that have surfaced so far hinted the device will either be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset or a MediaTek chipset. The smartphone is also expected to arrive with 3GB of RAM and in two storage options of 16GB/32GB.
As per the previous rumours, the E5 will sport a compact 5-inch display sticking with conventional 16:9 aspect ratio display. The device will also sport a circular fingerprint scanner beneath the rear camera setup and LED flash. Other key specifications are likely to remain the same.
A render of the Moto E5 was previously leaked in an image by popular leakster Steve H? aka @OnLeaks. The Moto E5 is seen with the same metal unibody design as its predecessor, though there is no home screen button at the front. The home button is expected to be replaced with on-screen navigation, and the bottom bezel will instead feature Motorola branding.
The upper bezel of the device houses front camera along with a flash. The rear panel of Moto E5 is seen feature a protruding camera unit with LED flash, just like the Moto E4. The device sports a circular fingerprint sensor, placed right below rear camera module.
As for the release date of the Moto E5, there is no official confirmation at this point. We might see the entry-level smartphone released at the MWC itself or the Lenovo-owned company may choose to wait until the second quarter of the year and release it in April.