MWC 2017: Moto G5 and G5 Plus with all-metal designs, 1080p displays and fingerprint sensors go official

“The Moto G5 and G5 Plus boast premium designs, water repellent coatings and Android Nougat”

The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones have been the subject of numerous leaks in the past couple of weeks. Now Lenovo has finally officially unveiled the new Moto devices at its pre-MWC event in Barcelona, Spain. As indicated by the leaks, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus both flaunt metal unibody designs and fingerprint sensors, which are integrated into their home buttons on the front. The new Moto offerings boot Android Nougat out of the box.

Moto G5 render

The Moto G5 is a budget offering featuring a 5-inch full HD display. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, mated to 2GB of RAM. The storage options include 16GB or 32GB variants, and you can add more by inserting a microSD card. The camera department includes a 13-megapixel primary snapper with PDAF and a dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel secondary shooter. In terms of connectivity, it offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. A 2,800mAh removable battery with 10W rapid charging support keeps the phone running.

Moto G5 Plus render new

The Moto G5 Plus, on the other hand, features a slightly bigger 5.2-inch full HD display with a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The handset is fuelled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending upon the variant you choose. It comes with 32/64GB of internal memory, further expandable with the help of a microSD card. It offers a 12-megapixel rear snapper with dual autofocus pixels and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. This one is backed by a beefier 3,000mAh battery, which supports TurboPower fast charging.

The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus have been priced starting €199 and €279 respectively. They will go on sale globally in March. If the reports are to be believed, the brand will launch them in India next month priced below the Rs 15,000 mark.

Key Specs

Moto G5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 | 3 GBProcessor
5.0 inches Display
13 MPRear camera
5 MPSelfie camera
2800 mAh Battery
Moto G5 Video