Purported images of the next-gen Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus mid-range smartphones have popped up online, along with some specifications and a release date.
According to the leak, both the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p resolution display, identical to the G4 and G4 Plus. The chipset under the hood remains a mystery though, as the leak only reveals the two handsets will be powered by an octa-core chipset. In terms of storage, the Moto G5 will apparently include 16GB of internal memory, while the Moto G5 Plus will be offered in 16GB and 32GB capacities. In the camera department, the Moto G5 will feature a 13MP camera at the back and a 5MP camera on the front, while the G5 Plus is said to include a higher resolution 16MP sensor at the rear and the same 5MP unit for selfies. Out of the two handsets, the Moto G5 Plus will be the one to get a fingerprint scanner, the standard G5 will not.
Quite frankly, we’re not really convinced with this new leak. Not only do the alleged renders look almost identical to the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, the spec-sheet too happens to be identical. It simply does not make sense for Motorola to take a big risk by leaving the design and hardware specs of two of its best-selling Android smartphones unchanged for 2017. So we suggest taking this “leak” with a bag or two of salt.