Lenovo, the current owner of Motorola, has just sent out media invites with regards to the upcoming MWC 2017 tech show in Barcelona.
According to the Chinese tech giant, media houses are advised to “Save the Date” for the press conference that is expected to oversee the launch of several Moto phones. The MWC 2017 show will take place beginning February 27, but Motorola will be holding the event a day earlier, on February 26th.
Even though neither Motorola nor Lenovo has mentioned that this press conference will be used to launch a new smartphone (s), the fact that the there is an image of a smartphone alongside a “hellomoto” tag on the media invites is enough to say that a new phone will be unveiled at this event.
There have been rumors of Moto G5 and G5 Plus in the works, but nothing much has been revealed about these two midrange phones. Just recently, images of the supposed Moto G5 Plus showed up revealing the new design of the phone. Before then, another leak came in with what was deemed as a prototype of the G5 Plus and this one gave out some more details about the expected specs.
The Moto G5 Plus will reportedly ship with a model number XT1685 and keep the same 5.5-inch display screen with Full HD resolution as the Moto G4 Plus. However, the new model comes in with a better specs sheet under the hood, boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor as opposed to the Snapdragon 617 used in the 2016 model. The RAM is still at 4GB and storage will probably begin at 32GB. The software to power the phone will be the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
In terms of cameras, the Moto G5 Plus could cut down on the number of megapixel count from 16MP used on the Moto G4 Plus to 13MP for the rear camera. As it is said, the overall quality of the image has to do with more than just the number of megapixels on the lens. The front snapper will ship with a 5MP sensor for selfies and video calls. It is backed by a huge 3080mAh battery.
There is still no word on the Moto G5, but it should be announced alongside the G5 Plus with just about the same specs, but with a few differences here and there.