10 August 2019
Google's Android Enterprise website is meant to promote Android as a good platform for enterprise users. It details various features as well as recommended devices to help such users make a choice. But at times, Google ends up jumping the gun and lists devices ahead of their official unveiling. It did so with the Motorola One Action earlier this week and now, a total of three new budget smartphones have been spotted.
The three smartphones in questions are Samsung Galaxy A10s, Motorola E6, and LG X2 (2019). The first two devices have already appeared in various leaks and the latest listing makes them "official" ahead of the official release. As for the LG phone, it is a successor to the original LG X2 and it is the first time we are hearing about it.
The Samsung Galaxy 10s is listed with a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity-V display which is similar to the Galaxy A10. Even the front-panel design of the two smartphones is identical. It is shown to be offering 2GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. The listing does not mention any SoC related information but previous reports suggest an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor.
The smartphone will be offering a physical fingerprint scanner on the back panel. It will be running Samsung's custom One UI based on Android 9 Pie which is the latest Android version.
As for the Moto E6, it is shown with a design resembling the predecessor and nothing like what you would expect from a 2019 smartphone. It has big side bezels and even bigger top and bottom bezels which are exactly opposite of what other OEMs are trying i.e. going for bezel-less displays and higher aspect ratio.
The Moto E6 is listed to sport a 5.5-inch HD display which is smaller than the predecessor for some reason. It will come with 2GB of RAM and two storage options: 16GB and 32GB. One can expect support for microSD cards as well. The running software will be Android Pie with the stock Android user interface. It will not be offering a fingerprint scanner.
The LG X2 (2019) is set to be another budget smartphone of the year that will have an outdated design. It means you will get the thicker top and bottom bezels and along with big enough side bezels. It will have a 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage. It will also ditch fingerprint scanner like Motorola's offering but will have NFC connectivity. Lastly, it will also ship with Android 9 Pie, probably layered with LG's custom UI.