Moto G5 and G5 Plus – Expected Design, Specs, Price and Release Date

Moto G5 New Leaked Photos

It shouldn’t be long before Lenovo unveils the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, which should happen at next week’s Mobile World Congress 2017.

The two devices have been in the rumors for quite some time now and if anything, we’ve gotten our hands on just about everything, be it the design language, specs, price or release date of the phones. Check them out:

Design and display

Not so long ago, famous tipster Evan Blass came out with images of the Moto G5 Plus that will soon be launched on Verizon. The images show the front and back of the phone, confirming some thick-looking side bezels, a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, a single-lens camera on the back with a bulge and a dual-tone LED flash.

There have been reports that the Moto G5 will be 0.3 inches smaller than the Moto G4, coming in with 5.2 inches of display screen. Even though the details of the screen to body ratio are still unclear, we know that the resolution will remain at Full HD (1920×1080 pixels).

Looking at the current competition in the low-end and midrange market, Lenovo should have definitely done better than the design of the Moto G5 and G5 Plus.

Hardware, software specs and camera

Just this week, the Moto G5 appeared on benchmarking platform Geekbench. Here, the phone was listed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 running the show. This processor is clocked at a speed of 1.4GHz and paired with a RAM of 2GB. In terms of storage, you can expect to get a base storage of 32GB alongside a dedicated microSD card slot.

The rear of the handset will come with a 13MP lens while and the front will ship with a 5MP lens. As for the battery capacity, you can expect a 2800mAh unit.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

As for the Moto G5 Plus, the Snapdragon 625 SoC takes over from the 430, upping the clock speed to 2.0GHz, but the RAM remains the same. On the other hand, the G5 Plus carries twice the storage amount of the standard model. Apparently, this model will ship with a powerful 12MP “Dual AF Pixels” sensor that will help the phone focus a lot faster, hence no chance of missing a great shot even when on the move. The front has a 5MP snapper that should be similar to the Moto G5. The battery could also be bigger at 3000mAh, probably with support for fast charging.

Software-wise, both Moto G5 and G5 Plus will come preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Price and release date

When it comes to price and release date of the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, things are a little hazy. But following the appearance of what are probably the press renders of the latter, it is possible that they could be launched at the MWC 2017. A previous listing on a Brazilian website revealed that the Moto G5 will be priced at about $340 while the Moto G5 Plus will come in at about $460. Compared to last year’s Moto G4 and G4 Plus prices, Motorola fans should be in for a shocker!

But all these are based on unconfirmed reports. We should know the real details when Lenovo holds its press conference in about four days.

Stay tuned!

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