Lenovo was doing a pretty good job keeping the upcoming Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus hidden until today. Just about everything there is to know about the unannounced devices leaked from a retailer who, when things are official, will be selling them. The leak does give us an idea of the direction the Moto brand is going in now that basically everything from its Google-owned days are out of the pipeline.
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Colombian retailer KTRONIX got ahead of itself today and shared promotional materials surrounding the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus from Lenovo. Now we know what’s coming at MWC 2017 at the end of the month.
Both devices will appear the same, just like last year’s Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus that didn’t get an expected positive reaction from us. The new aluminum bodies, which can wick moisture away, will come in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold.
The leak suggests both will have Full HD (1080p) displays with Gorilla Glass 3, Qualcomm-made Snapdragon processors, 2GB of RAM, expandable storage, fast charging capabilities, Android 7.0 Nougat and two color options. A fingerprint scanner, too, is standard even on base model.
The Moto G4 Plus is, as you guessed by now, going to be slightly larger and definitely stronger than the Moto G5. It has a 5.2-inch display rather than a 5-inch display, a Snapdragon 625 rather than a Snapdragon 430, 64GB of internal storage rather than 32GB, a special 12MP camera with “Dual Autofocus Pixels” rather than 13MP straight-up, and a 3000mAh battery (non-removable) rather than 2800mAh (removable).
Another important inclusion for the Moto G5 Plus is NFC, which was lacking from the predecessors and will still be absent when the Moto G5 launches.
Lenovo plans to launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus in Barcelona on February 26.