Lenovo-owned Motorola is said to unveil a new E lineup in the foreseeable future, and a leaked image of the rumored Moto E5 Plus is building up a strong case for that.
Just to be clear, the Moto phone in question is the successor to the company's budget phone, the Moto E4 Plus.
Moto E5 Plus Leak
The Moto E5 Plus render comes from the notable leaker and VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass or @evleaks, who posted the image on Twitter.
Moto E5 Plus cc: @JustHerrick pic.twitter.com/cAMiNPdmT7 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 26, 2018
At first glance, it's easy to tell that it doesn't stray far from the Moto E4 Plus in terms of design. However, it could sport a bigger display with narrower bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio, plus a sleeker body to boot.
Arguably the most eye-catching part of the leak is the rear-camera setup. As everyone can see, there are two cutouts that make it appear like the Moto E5 Plus is boasting dual cameras, but according to Blass, one of the two isn't a lens.
Isn't it funny how every publication reported that the E5 Plus has dual rear cameras...when that second cutout is not actually a lens? pic.twitter.com/pqQ2fKpntq — Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 26, 2018
As for what else can be gathered from the image, there seems to be a rear fingerprint reader, which is suggested by the raised Motorola logo. The back panel could also be made out of glass instead of plastic like in the earlier model. Last but not least, the headphone jack can be seen at the top of the device.
Another Moto E5 Plus Leak
This isn't the first time a leak of the Moto E5 Plus made rounds online. Another well-known leaker Steve H. or @OnLeaks shared a render of the device on Twitter back in January.
#Motorola #MotoE5 360° video + dimensions on behalf of @couponraja... https://t.co/zMv4q7eCaj pic.twitter.com/a3PFSVyY0g — Steve H. (@OnLeaks) January 25, 2018
If this turns out to be final design, then a new aspect ratio might be out of the question.
Needless to say, there isn't much to go by in figuring out other details of the Moto E5 Plus, but a brand-new Moto E4 Plus starts at $179.99, and it's hard to imagine the successor going too far from that price point.
Also, it's probably safe to assume that a slight upgrade in speed is in store. As for the release date, there's none just yet, but considering that the leaks have started to trickle in, it could be soon.
As usual, when it comes to leaks and rumors, it's recommended to take this news with a grain of salt.