Moto, now owned by Lenovo, is bringing next-generation smartphones under its extremely popular G-series. The company has launched its latest smartphones — Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
This time, Lenovo has decided to give the smartphone a much-needed design upgrade. Now, the phone’s design is in line with Moto Z and Z Play. Both the smartphones sport an all-metal body with Lenovo branding on the side panels.
While the phones under G-series used to have fingerprint sensor at the back, just below the camera module, this is not the case here. This time, the company has decided to offer a home button on the front, housing a fingerprint scanner.
The Moto G5 comes with a 5.0-inch Full HD display with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, clocked at 1.4GHz.
As for the camera, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. It also supports 4G LTE connectivity, along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The smartphone is powered by a 2800mAh removable battery and supports rapid charging.
On the other hand, the Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, having a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which is slightly larger than the G5. It is powered by a 2GHz Snapdragon 625 processor, the same processor that powers the Redmi Note 4.
There is a 12-megapixel rear camera on this one, with dual auto-focus and LED flash. While the megapixel count on this one is lower than G5, the camera sensor is much better. As of the front facing camera, it features a 5-megapixel lens. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery that also supports rapid charging, but it is non-removable.
While the Moto G5 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, the Moto G5 Plus has two options — 2GB/32GB variant along with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage model. There is also a microSD card slot, allowing you to expand storage up to 128GB.
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On the software side, both devices will be running the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, with company’s own custom flavor on top. You also get Moto Display for notifications and the same gestures as other Moto phones.
Both the smartphones will be available in Fine Gold and Lunar Gray colors. The Moto G5 will be available from early March for €199 with 2GB RAM/16GB storage across Europe and Latin America, while the Moto G5 Plus will go on sale for $229 in the U.S for the 2GB/32GB model, and $279 for the 4GB/64GB version.
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