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MWC 2017 | Motorola unveils mainstream Moto G5 and G5 Plus smartphones

Motorola unveils Moto G5 and G5 Plus mainstream smartphones
Motorola unveils Moto G5 and G5 Plus mainstream smartphones
The 5th generation Moto G smartphones will come in 5-inch and 5.2-inch sizes with Snapdragon 430 and 625 SoCs for as low as 199 Euros.

Lenovo is going all-out with its product announcements at MWC this year. After a series of leaks, Lenovo has now officially unveiled the G5 and G5 Plus as successors to the current G4 and G4 Plus smartphones. The core specifications for the new Moto G5 series are as follows.

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Moto G5 specifications
Moto G5 specifications
Moto G5 Plus specifications
Moto G5 Plus specifications

It's worth noting that there is still no direct successor to the 5-inch G4 Play. This may be because the 5.2-inch G5 Plus is actually smaller than the 5.5-inch G4 Plus and is thus closer in dimensions to the G4 Play, so a "G5 Play" would have likely been redundant. Both the G5 and G5 Plus are each equipped with a FHD display and will ship with stock Android 7.0.

Other core differences between the G4 and G5 generations will be the new Snapdragon SoCs as the G5 and G5 Plus will use the Snapdragon 430 and 625, respectively. In addition, the G5 Plus will carry NFC for the first time in the Moto G series. Its battery capacity is slightly larger as well at 3000 mAh compared to 2800 mAh of the previous generation.

Perhaps the biggest upgrade is the new metal chassis whereas the G4 series is largely plastic. The fingerprint sensor, which was reserved only for the G4 Plus, will now be standard on both the G5 and G5 Plus.

The G5 and G5 Plus are coming this March for 199 Euros and 299 Euros, respectively. 

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Allen Ngo, 2017-02-27 (Update: 2017-02-27)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.