Sunday, February 19, 2017

Leaked: Specifications of Motorola G5 and G5 plus


It's widely expected Motorola will announce the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus at a press event they're hosting at Mobile World Congress in just over a week. Unfortunately for Motorola, it seems this press event will be devoid of surprises as basically everything about the new Moto G5 line has leaked ahead of time.

We heard about some Moto G5 specifications last month, but with this latest leak everything we knew has been confirmed. Both phones are entry-level devices with modest specifications, and as you'd hope, both will be launching with Android 7.0 on board.

The Moto G5 is the smaller and less powerful of the two. It will come with a 5.0-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage with microSD card expansion, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. We'll also be seeing a fingerprint sensor in the non-Plus model for the first time, along with a 2,800 mAh removable battery with "rapid" charging.

The Moto G5 Plus brings small bumps across the spec sheet. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage with the same microSD card slot and fingerprint sensor. The rear camera is a 12-megapixel sensor with dual autofocus pixels, indicating it will have the same ultra-fast focusing as the Samsung Galaxy S7. There's also NFC and a 3,000 mAh battery with Motorola's TurboPower fast charging.

We've also learned the design of both smartphones ahead of release: the Moto G5 Plus can seen above, while a render of the Moto G5 is below. You'll notice that both handsets are nearly identical.

Now we're waiting on pricing details and release date. Hopefully Motorola divulges this information during MWC or there won't be anything new to learn at all.

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