A new render emerged online alongside new information on Motorola’s 2018 Android smartphones, with Mr. Yatim claiming he managed to learn the positions of the fingerprint readers on nearly all of the company’s upcoming devices based on some undisclosed listings provided by Alibaba’s suppliers.
As such, the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus will feature front-facing scanners, whereas the Moto G6 Play and Moto E5 will sport rear-mounted ones.
The Moto Z3 Play is said to boast a side-mounted sensor in the vein of some Sony Xperia devices, whereas the Moto X5 and Moto Z3 will have facial recognition capabilities but the positions of their fingerprint readers remain unclear, according to the source.
The company is expected to announce at least a handful of new offerings later this month at MWC 2018, with the Barcelona, Spain-based trade show being scheduled to open its doors to the public on February 26.
— Andri Yatim (@HeyAndri) February 15, 2018