Moto G5 live image leaked ahead of launch – hints at removable battery

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Highlights

    • Suggests at removable battery
    • Gesture capable home button
    • Will have a metal body

We are less than a week away from the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC), and the rumours are pouring in more often and definitively than ever. The latest in the barrage of leaks is about the Moto G5, from a Brazilian website called Dudu Rocha Tec.

The website claims to have had access to a source which was in possession of the unreleased device. The leak on Dudu Rocha Tech gives details about hitherto unknown details about certain features about the budget phone. Going by the pictures, the device will come with a metal back, which was rumoured earlier as well, but it also claims that the Moto G5 will have a removable battery. This is rather unconventional as almost all the devices are shipped these days with non-removable battery units.

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Source: Dudu Tocha Tec

The other details that surfaced since the latest ‘live image leak’ of the Moto G5 is that the device will have a fingerprint sensor on the front which will also be the Home button. This biometric touchpad looks very similar to those that we have seen on the Lenovo Z2 Plus and the OnePlus 3 and 3T.

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Source: Dudu Tocha Tec

The image that shows the display also suggests that navigation has been moved to the bottom bezel, as there’s a conspicuous absence of on-screen navigation buttons. It might also act as a slide navigator, where sliding your finger to the left will trigger the back function, and sliding it over the sensor to the right will trigger the multitasking function. The Moto G5 is supposed to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, which offers split screen functionality by long-pressing the multitasking button. We will know more about the proper functioning of this button once the device is unveiled in Barcelona later this week.

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Source: Dudu Tocha Tec

So far, the rumours have stated that the Moto G5 will have two variants, one being a 5-inch model called the Moto G5 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, and the other called the Moto G5 Plus with a 5.2 inch screen and a Snapdragon 625 chipset. Besides this, the devices are also reportedly going to be water resistant, pack 2GB of RAM and have 13 megapixel rear cameras with “Rapid Focius” feature.

All the previous generations of the Moto G have been priced under Rs 15,000 in India, and the pricing is expected to be the same for the upcoming Moto G5 as well.