Lenovo’s newest devices in the Moto lineup have been made official at MWC 2017 as the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. The G5 and G5 Plus continue the Moto G series’ legacy of offering attractive features at a low price, but with a premium design and more high-end specs than before.
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus feature 5-inch and 5.2-inch Full HD LCD displays, surrounded by a metallic body that allows for battery removal. Like the Moto G4 lineup, the rear cameras are getting special attention. While the G5 has a regular 13-megapixel camera, the Moto G5 Plus gets a 12-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture and dual-focus pixels, specs that match the cameras found on Samsung’s flagship phones from 2016. The front camera remains a 5-megapixel sensor, which means selfies are still not getting the same amount of attention on the Moto G lineup as regular photography. A fingerprint sensor also resides up front, as a button below the display similar to the Moto G4 devices.
The Moto G5 is powered by the Snapdragon 430 processor (a common theme among the budget phones launched at MWC this year), while the G5 Plus gets the Snapdragon 625 (which powered the Moto Z last year). There is either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage on the G5 and 32GB or 64GB on the Plus model. RAM goes up to 3GB on the former and 4GB on the latter, depending on market. The batteries powering these handsets are 2,800 mAh and 3,000 mAh units, and Android 7.0 Nougat handles the software with the traditional vanilla flavor found on Motorola smartphones, but with a few features to enhance the user experience.
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus will launch globally in March in “fine gold” and “lunar gray” color options, with a few markets getting either of the two handsets instead of both. Pricing starts at €199 (SGD 296) and €279 (SGD 415) for the base models, with dedicated pricing and availability information to be made available in different markets in the coming days.
Source: The Verge