Lenovo-owned Motorola took to the stage at the Mobile World Congress 2017 today to unveil the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. The new handsets try to push Moto’s G lineup into the premium category as far as the look and feel are concerned. Both models aspire to provide the same core experience but do have slightly different specifications. You’ll find the official Moto G5 and G5 Plus specs, price, and release information after the jump.
The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus feature a 5 inch and 5.2 inch 1920×1080 pixel resolution display respectively. The former is powered by a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 processor while the latter relies on the Snapdragon 625 processor. RAM and storage will vary by market, up to 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for the Moto G5 and up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for the Moto G5 Plus. Both handsets support expansion via microSD up to 128GB.
The Moto G5 has a 13 megapixel f/2.0 1.1 micron pixels rear camera while its larger sibling has a 12 megapixel f/1.7 1.4 micron pixels dual autofocus rear camera. Both handsets have the same 5 megapixel f/2.2 1.4 micron pixels camera on the front. The battery sizes are 2,800mAh and 3,000mAh respectively and support fast charging. A fingerprint sensor is also onboard on both models. Even though the Moto G5 Plus has NFC this functionality will be stripped from the units sold in the United States.
Both handsets are powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and feature some software customizations from Motorola such as Moto Display for notifications and the same gesture support that you find on other Motorola handsets. They are also going to get Google Assistant in the near future as well.
Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will be released globally next month in fine gold and lunar gray colors. Pricing will depend on market and configuration. The Moto G5 won’t be coming to the United States, though. Only the Moto G5 Plus will be released sans NFC with prices starting at $229 for the 2GB RAM and 32GB storage configuration.
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