Moto G5 models launched at MWC’17; Release in India set for March 15

Moto G5 India Launch Invite

Placing a full stop on the leaks and wait for the Moto G5 models, the company has launched its Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones at the MWC’17 at Barcelona and soon after its global launch, the company has announced that the handset will be launched in India at an event in New Delhi on March 15.

Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced that the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant of Moto G5 will be available at EUR 199 (roughly Rs. 14,000). Meanwhile, the Moto G5 handset with 2GB RAM/32GB storage will be available at USD 229 (roughly Rs. 15,300); and the variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will cost EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 19,700). However, the prices for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant of Moto G5 Plus is yet to bo unveiled.

At MWC event Motorola revealed that both of the smartphones will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box; also, the feature exclusively available to Google Pixel, the Google Assistant is integrated with the phones.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus come with fingerprint scanners at the front underneath the Home Button. However, they differ with each other in terms of the RAM/Storage combination or the display size as the Moto G5 Plus variants will be featured with a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, while, the Moto G5 models comes with a slightly smaller 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display.

Talking about specs, the Moto G5 is powered by 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor and comes fueled with a 2800mAh removable battery with fast charging support. Whereas of photography, the company has provided a 13-megapixel of primary camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-LED flash; coupled with a 5-megapixel wide-angle secondary camera on the opposite panel.

Meanwhile, the Moto G5 Pus models are backed by a 3000mAh battery which is featured with Turbocharging support, which is claimed to give you six hours’ worth of battery life in just 15 minutes. Powered by 2GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, the new Moto G5 Plus features a 12MP camera, with f/1.7 aperture lens and a 1.4mi pixel size, along with dual pixel autofocus; it is also paired with a 5-megapixel wide-angle secondary camera on the opposite panel. All of the Moto G5 handsets come with microSD card support (up to 128GB).

Both smartphones feature Moto-exclusive features such as Moto Display, Actions, twist gesture, and a One Button Nav mode that lets users navigate the interface with swipes on the fingerprint scanner, which would be useful as a one-handed mode on the larger G5 Plus.

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