The Moto G series has been a longstanding presence in the Lenovo-owned Motorola‘s stable of devices, and now the fifth generation of the lineup has arrived.
Motorola officially announced the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus today at Mobile World Congress. Both handsets share a common design cue from the Moto Z flagship series of handsets, and they both feature a metal frame. Both handsets also have full HD displays, Android 7.0 Nougat, a water-repellant coating, and support for an external memory card.
The Moto G5 Plus (pictured above) boasts a 5.2-inch display, and there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood that’s clocked at 2.0GHz. It will be available in two variants: 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage or 3GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. The 12-megapixel camera on the back has an aperture of f/1.7 and Dual Autofocus Pixels. The camera on the front is a 5-megapixel shooter. The battery is measured in at 3000mAh, and it supports Motorola’s Turbo Charging feature. The international version supports NFC, but apparently the model destined for the United States won’t have it.
Meanwhile, the Moto G5 has a 5-inch display, and the processor under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, a 2800mAh battery, with a 13-megapixel camera on the back with an f/2.0 aperture. There’s a 5MP front-facing camera.
The Moto G5 won’t actually be launching in the United States at all, but the G5 Plus will arrive sometime in April of this year. The G5 Plus will be priced at $229 when it launches.
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