According to a new rumor, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus may come in with the same price tag as their predecessors, the Moto G4 and G4 Plus.
One Roland Quandt, a serial leaker who has been getting it right with a number of leaks in the smartphone industry and goes by the Twitter handle @rquandt, says that the Moto G5 and G5 Plus will have the same price, at least for those in Brazil. Apparently, the two phones will be valued at 1,099 and 1,499 Brazilian Real. When converted using the current rates, the Moto G5 will be priced at about $350 while the G5 Plus will come in at a whopping $478.
If this is true, we might see other regions where the Moto G5 and G5 Plus will also be sticking to last year’s price, but given the rumored improvements in hardware specs, this might change. According to reports, the two phones will keep the same 5.5-inch display screen as well as the 1080p resolution. Unlike the Moto G4 that came with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, the 2017 models will shift to the newer Gorilla Glass 4.
Aside from the improved screen protection, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus will reportedly ship with a Snapdragon 625 processor, which is better than the Snapdragon 617 used on the Moto G4. The RAM configuration will remain unchanged for the G5 Plus, but the G5 will jump to 3GB RAM. As for the storage, the former will ship with 32GB, but there is still no word on the latter.
Motorola G5 and G5 Plus will carry the exact same price tags as their predecessors it seems, at least in Brasil. 1099/1499 Brasilian Real.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) January 27, 2017
Motorola will reduce the megapixel count of the main camera on the Moto G5 Plus and equip it with a 13MP shooter instead of the 16MP snapper that shipped with last year’s G4 Plus, however, the front camera will still keep the 5MP lens. There is also word that the battery unit could be slightly upped from 3000mAh to 3100mAh, but the Moto G5 could stick to 3000mAh.
If the listing on FCC is to be believed, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus will also come with NFC for Android Pay payments and DTV dongle, which is some kind of TV-tuner for Android devices.
Keep in mind that these are just rumors and leaks but nothing has been said by Lenovo or Motorola regarding the supposed Moto G5 and G5 Plus. However, since the company will be attending the MWC 2017 show in Spain next month, we expect to know more details about these phones sooner than later. Keep following us!