Lenovo and Motorola are slated to hold a pre-MWC press conference next week on 26th February, where it is expected to officially announce the new generation of Moto G series of smartphones. The event will take place in Barcelona at 4:30pm CET (9:00pm IST).
So far rumours indicate that the Lenovo-owned company will unveil two variants of the phone, like last year. The names are expected to be dubbed Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus.
Design Rumours :
There were couple of leaks earlier this month that showed the anticipated Moto G5 Plus in full glory. The leaked live image of the alleged Moto G5 Plus front showed a rounded rectangle shaped home button below the display, which will most likely mount the fingerprint sensor. Other than that there were some key specifications printed on the protective display film.
The other purported live image of the back of Moto G5 Plus suggested a unibody metal design and a Moto Z like circular camera module, which is rumoured to be called “Rapid Focus Camera” with two-tone LED flash and Laser autofocus like the Moto G4/ G4 Plus.
But earlier this week came a big leak by an e-retailer came around giving the world everything it needed to know about the upcoming Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. A premature listing of the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus by a Spanish online retailer revealed everything about the design including all specifications of the two Motorola smartphones.
Specifications Rumors :
The Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are expected to feature full-HD (1080p) display panels with 5-inch and 5.2-inch screen size respectively. The processors are expected to be different this time around, unlike Moto G4/ G4 Plus. The G5 is likely to pack Snapdragon 430 and G5 may feature Snapdragon 625. Thanks to full-fledged listing by the e-retailer, here’s what we know about the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus.
Moto G5 rumored specifications
Moto G5 Plus rumored specifications
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Price and Availability Rumours :
This has been widely speculated that Lenovo will start retailing the phone right after it’s launch on February 26. First leak had come from the tipster Roland Quandt of Winfuture.DE, who posted a tweet that reads, “Motorola Moto G5 will be in retail shortly after MWC launch it seems – this coming from a UK retailer.”
Motorola Moto G5 will be in retail shortly after MWC launch it seems – this coming from a UK retailer. pic.twitter.com/Dcg3tVDDn1
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 1, 2017
Roland also suggested the Moto G5 pricing around 189 Euros (roughly Rs. 13,500) at the launch for 2GB + 16GB version, while the 3GB RAM version was tipped for 209 Euros (roughly Rs. 14,800).
But the latest listing leak suggests the devices to have only 2GB RAM for both – Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. According to a Brazilian retailer, the Moto G5 will be priced at 1,099 Brazilian Real (roughly Rs. 23,900) and 1,499 Brazilian Real (roughly Rs. 32,600), however it is very unlikely that
Lenovo and Motorola will decide to keep such high price for these smartphones.
Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus India price we expect at launch?
In our opinion and keeping the previous pricing of Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus India pricing in mind, we expect the 2GB RAM variant of the Moto G5 Plus to launch at a price point of Rs. 11,999, just like the Moto G4 and Rs. 13,999 for 2GB Moto G5 Plus just like the Moto G4 Plus. Although, it is highly possible that Lenovo might surprise Indian consumers with a lower price point offering, which if compared to competition could be around Rs. 10,999 for Moto G5 2GB variant and Rs. 12,999 for Moto G5 Plus 2GB variant. It is also possible that Moto G5 Plus might have a 4GB variant as well, which can be priced around Rs. 14,999.