The Moto G5 and G5 Plus have been in the rumors for months now and in fact, the two are expected to be announced at this month’s Mobile World Congress tech show in Spain.
Specs, features, and images of the Moto G5 Plus have been leaked all over the web, with one of the most recent basically confirming that the phone will be coming with a 5.2 inch display screen with Full HD resolution alongside a huge 3000mAh battery that supports TurboPower charging technology. There had been rumors that the Moto G5 series will shrink the screen size from last year’s 5.5 inches to a much smaller and more compact 5.2 inch screen size.
Lenovo is also expected to up the game of the Moto G5 when compared to the Moto G4 in terms of hardware components that include the camera as well. Apparently, a Snapdragon 625 SoC octa-core is on the cards alongside a new camera on the back that will house an impressive Sony IMX362 with a 12MP lens and f/1.7 aperture. This shooter will also be capable of capturing up to 4K videos at 30 frames per second, but the front panel will reportedly come with the same 5MP snapper as what was used on the Moto G4.
Looks like Moto G5 will launch at much lower prices than G4 in Euroland: 2/16GB for ~189 Euro, 3/16GB for ~209 Euro. (was 249 for G4)
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 10, 2017
Usually, smartphone OEMs will up the price of a phone whenever the specs and features that come with it are a lot better than the previous version. Well, Lenovo and Motorola have other ideas about this pricing aspect, at least according to the latest reports. Apparently, those in Europe will be able to grab the Moto G5 at a price that is lower than its predecessor.
Notable tipster Roland Quandt says that the entry-level Moto G5 could be valued at just €189 while the high-end variant will be valued at €209. The former gives you the 2GB RAM variant while the latter is for the 3GB RAM variant. The two variants have the same storage of 16GB, which is a bit small, although there should be room for expanding it via a microSD card. Last year’s Moto G4 came in at a price of €249 and when compared, this is a significant price drop, if at all it materializes.