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