Last year, Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus received high praise in our reviews. Those phones had front fingerprint sensors, just like Galaxy devices and iPhones for many years. However, it seems that Lenovorola can move the fingerprint sensor to the back of the Moto E5, according to a filtered image.
The image does not immediately make it obvious that the Moto E5 has a fingerprint sensor, but a closer look at the back reveals that the logo below the camera works like a sensor. This is identifiable by the chrome ring around the sensor, which most telephones have, as well as by the clear absence of a sensor on the front of the phone. Instead, Lenovorola has chosen to put a simple text "motorola" there. As a reference, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus had a "motorcycle" written on top of the screen, but under the headset.
The back of a Moto E4 gold.
Those of you who had the Nexus 6 will probably remember that Google and Motorola had thought about having a fingerprint sensor in the later "dimple," but chose to put a Motorola logo there. Now it seems that we can finally have the best of both worlds. That said, not everything is good; it seems that the Moto E5 still uses a microUSB port instead of the USB Type-C that is now commonplace. At this point, in 2018, this is getting a little ridiculous.
We can also see a single rear camera with flash, a front camera with flash, a screen that seems to be 16: 9, and a microphone that has been relocated to the front. It is said that the body is metal, but we are not sure; it is difficult to tell from an image, there are no visible plastic inserts or antenna lines, and everything looks quite similar to the body of the Moto E4. Also, this is still an economical phone.
Since the Moto E4 was launched in June 2017, we will probably have to wait at least another few months to officially see this version. But that's fine, given how good E4 and E4 Plus are. Just do not pull an HTC and run a 2018 phone with Nougat just to avoid having to include Project Treble.