After weeks of rumours, Lenovo announced the fifth generation Moto G series in Barcelona, ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017.
The new Lenovo phones comes in two variants—one, a generic Moto G5 and a top-end Moto G5 Plus. Both the phones come with same design language including metal cover on the back with huge circular camera module identical to Moto Z series. However, the internal hardware differentiates the new phones.
The regular Moto G5 model sports a 5.0-inch full HD display and comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core CPU backed by 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP snapper on the front.
It is also said to have a 2,800mAh battery with rapid charging feature.
Whereas, Moto G5 Plus series boasts a slightly bigger 5.2-inch screen with full HD resolution.
It houses a 14nm architecture-based 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC (System-on-Chip) and feature a 12MP camera on the back, a 5MP front snapper and a 3,000mAh cell with Turbo charging technology.
Key aspect of the both the Moto G5 series is that they support Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based digital butler-- Google Assistant seen in flaghip Pixel phone series. However, they are not coming with digital assistant out-of-the-box, it will be delivered via software update in coming days from Google.
Moto G5's base model (with 2GB RAM/16GB storage) will start at €199 ($201/Rs 13,419).
On the other hand, Moto G5 Plus starts at $229 USD with 2GB RAM/32GB storage and €279 for 3GB RAM/32GB storage.
Watch this space for latest news on Lenovo and Moto products.
Key specifications of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus:
|Models||Moto G5||Moto G5 Plus|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shield
||5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shield
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Processor||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core CPU||2.0-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 505||Adreno 506|
|Storage||16GB/32GB, expandable up to 128GB||32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Battery||2,800mAh with Rapid charging technology||3,000mAh with Turbo charging technology|
|Add-ons||Dual/Single (depending on the region of sale), Fingerprint sensor, water repellent nano coating, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n||Dual/Single (depending on the region of sale), Fingerprint sensor, water repellent nano coating, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Dimensions||144.3 x 73 x 9.5mm||150.2 x 74 x 7.9mm|
|Colours||Lunar Grey/Fine Gold||Lunar Grey/Fine Gold|