Moto G5 and G5 Plus to be launched on February 26, just before MWC 2017 begins

Motorola MWC 2017

Lenovo has scheduled an event on February 26, a day before the MWC 2017 tech show kicks off in Barcelona, Spain.

During this event, expectations are high that the company will unveil the much-rumored Moto G5 and G5 Plus, but this has not been confirmed just yet. While the press invites the company has already sent out don’t specifically mention that the Moto G4 and G4 Plus successors will be joining the party, the fact that there is a smartphone and the “hellomoto” tagline included in the invite is enough to justify that indeed there will be phones at the show.

The Moto G4 and G4 Plus were announced in May 2016 and if Motorola was to stick to this date, we shouldn’t be talking about the Moto G5 and G5 Plus with respect to next month’s event. Nonetheless, reports are rife that Lenovo will use this event to refresh the Moto G series with 2017 versions.

We’ve seen quite a number of rumors and leaks come in with respect to the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. However, it is hard to believe any of them since none are from Lenovo or even Motorola itself. Still, they give us a rough view of what to expect when the phones are finally unveiled, probably in the next few weeks.

Moto G4 Plus

According to the latest reports, the Moto G5 Plus will ship with a 5.5-inch Full HD resolution and will also be powered by the new Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The processor under the hood will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 that is paired with a RAM of 4GB, just like the premium variant of the Moto G4 Plus. The same reports confirm that a slightly improved battery unit will power the G5 Plus – 3080mAh – compared to the 3000mAh used on its predecessor while the cameras will have 13MP on the back and 5MP on the front. Details regarding the Moto G5 are still scarce, but it should have some minor differences with its counterpart.

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