MWC 2017: Moto G5 and G5 Plus full specifications and photos leak before launch

A Bogota based e-retailer prematurely listed the Moto G5 and G5 Plus on their website, giving the world everything it needed to know about the upcoming phones.

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Highlights

    • Moto G5 & G5 Plus will have 2GB RAM
    • Both phones to have full HD Display
    • Official announcement on 26th February 2017

Mobile World Congress is always surrounded by an air of palpable excitement, given that it is  the preferred platform for the biggest names in the mobile industry to announce and showcase the best of what they have to offer. This year, the excitement is swirling around the release of the Motorola G5, which has already seen many leaks. With the official announcement still 10 days away, we’re now seeing the Moto G5 Plus in its full glory thanks to Ktronix, a Bogotá based online retailer which pre-emptively listed the Moto G5 on their website. The listing has since been pulled down, but we managed to grab the page before it was purged.

The Moto G5 Plus will be powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 2GB RAM. It will have 64GB of on-board storage, expandable to 128GB. The 5.2” display will have a resolution of 1920×1080, pegging the pixel density at 424ppi. The primary camera will have a resolution of 12 megapixel while the front facing camera will come with a more modest 5 megapixel sensor. The phone will weigh 155grams and will be available in two colour choices; Lunar Grey and Fine Gold. The phone is also IP67 rated, meaning it will be okay in case of an accidental spill into the pool. The Moto G5 Plus will run Android 7.0 out of the box.

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The Moto G5 will be a 5 inch phone running the Snapdragon 430 processor. It will come with 2GB of RAM but will only sport 32GB of on-board storage expandable to 128GB.  The moto G5 will retain its 3000mAh battery. In terms of photography, the Moto G5 will have a 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera.

Lenovo and Motorola are slated to hold a conference on the 26h of February to officially announce the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Reports indicate that the phones will be available soon after launch and we’re hoping that given how popular the Moto G4 series was in India, the G5 would be making it here in the same time-frame as the rest of the world.

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