Here's the successor to Motorola's cheapest smartphone

Moto E5 Play

Moto E5 Play

Although Motorola could be about to re-enter the flagship smartphone segment, the Chicago-based brand’s primary focus continues to be the budget market. This past February, it announced the updated Moto G7 lineup and now, as corroborated by a leaked render, the company is preparing the Moto E6 as a replacement for last year’s Moto E5 devices.

A tall display and a 13MP rear camera


Taking a look at the smartphone, it’s instantly clear that Motorola has used minimal resources designing it. Up front, the budget offering sports an 18:9 display which is surrounded by thick side bezels, a larger upper bezel that includes the in-ear speaker, and a huge chin which is home to Motorola’s branding. The panel, according to leaked info, sports a diagonal of 5.45-inches. As for the front-facing camera, this is expected to boast a 5-megapixel resolution. The rear one, on the other hand, is a 13-megapixel snapper.

Over the years, Motorola’s smartphones have consistently adopted big, circular camera modules. But in the case of the Moto E6, the Lenovo-owned company is skipping its iconic design in favor of a simpler look which places the camera in the top-left corner. Additionally, despite the presence of a Motorola logo on the rear, a fingerprint scanner isn’t embedded. In fact, the Moto E6 doesn’t sport a fingerprint scanner at all. 

Here's the successor to Motorola's cheapest smartphone

Completing the smartphone’s external setup will be a 3.5mm headphone jack on top, a micro-USB port on the bottom, and a power key and volume rocker along the right side.

Motorola Moto E6 specs, release date, pricing


Regarding the internal characteristics of the Moto E6, rumor has it the smartphone will arrive equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430, just like last year’s Moto G6 Play. This will be paired with 2GB of RAM and the choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. 

Presumably, the Motorola Moto E6 will launch in the near future at a price of around $150, or potentially lower. An announcement date for the smartphone hasn’t been confirmed yet, but Motorola is expected to hold an event on May 15th where it could potentially introduce the Moto E6.

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Moto E6
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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5 Comments

1. curtijackson

Posts: 1; Member since: May 07, 2019

Josh my man you work for phone arena, you need to change the title of this article because the cheapest lineup of phones for motorola is the c

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 495; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Yeah, but the Moto C lineup has been axed. There was meant to be a Moto C2 last year but it was canceled.

3. JcHnd

Posts: 266; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

If this is the only thing unveiled on may 15th a lot of people will be super angry, most of us were expecting the one vision or even the z4

4. cjbrownlv

Posts: 1; Member since: May 07, 2019

I actually picked up the Motorola E5 Plus last year in October for free (it's a snappy device that I replaced with the Motorola G7 Power this month for $100 off the listed price). I understand Motorola typically offers 2 to 3 variants of the G & E models. Could this 6th gen E also have Plus and Play variants that Motorola will debut later? I hope so, because even the Motorola G7 Play has better specs than what I'm seeing in this article for the E6 (and the G7 Play is being offered at a cheap price)

5. sebstin

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Hope atleast this will be decent compact phone.. 140mmX70mm.. (5-5.5" edge to edge will be nice)..

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