Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus handsets are almost ready, but there is still no official release date confirmed for the two Moto G4 and G4 Plus successors.
Last year’s Moto G4 and G4 Plus were two of the best midrange phones money could buy and it appears that Lenovo has more of the same ideas with the upcoming Moto G5 Plus, if not the entire Moto G5 series. According to new reports coming in from a trusted source in the industry, the Moto G5 Plus is believed to be preparing a massive upgrade on its cameras when compared to last year’s versions.
There have been reports that the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will both come with improved processing power when compared to their predecessors. But little has been said when it comes to the cameras, an area that has grown to become a crucial aspect of every smartphone buyer. In the latest development, Motorola will reportedly debut the G5 Plus with a flagship camera on the back that features a 12MP Sony IMX362 sensor, but this is not all.
Moto G5 Plus has a 12MP Sony IMX362 camera on rear. With PDAF, 4K video @ 30FPS and a F1.7 (!!!!) aperture. Front 5MP OmniVision OV5695 F2.2
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 8, 2017
This sensor will have quite a number of interesting features, including an aperture of f/1.7, same as what is found on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Unlike last year’s 16MP snapper on the Moto G4 Plus that only managed up to 1080p video recording, the upcoming Moto G5 Plus will be able to record up to 4K videos at 30 frames per second. The sensor will also keep the PDAF feature that was used on its predecessor. As for the front shooter, the tipster says that the phone will come in with a 5MP OmniVision OV5695 lens with the same f/2.2 aperture as last year’s model.
In another interesting development, it seems Motorola has some really strange plans ahead of the release of the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. While many are expecting to see a Moto G5 Plus that has the same 5.5-inch screen as last year’s Moto G4 Plus, the tech giant is reportedly planning to debut a 5.2-inch model, at least for those in Brazil.
According to the same tipster, who goes by the name Roland Quandt, this Moto G5 Plus variant will come with a DTV receiver, 12MP Rapid Focus camera, an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and will be powered by a decent 3000mAh battery unit that is supported by TurboPower. The fingerprint scanner should be housed by the physical home button, similar to the Moto G4 Plus.
Keep in mind that these are just leaks and not full proof of what Lenovo and Motorola are working on, but looking at the authority of the source in the industry, it is easy to believe the latest developments.