Moto G5S Plus Launching On August 29 In India As Amazon Exclusive

Moto G5S Plus

Lenovo-owned Motorola is planning to launch the Moto G5S Plus in India on August 29. The smartphone will be sold exclusively through the Amazon India. The ecommerce giant has revealed that the launch will take place in India on August 29th, starting at 12PM.

To recall, Motorola launched the Moto G5S Plus along with Moto G5S earlier this month in Europe. The new phones are the successors of the previously launched Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 respectively. Motorola has priced the phone at 299 Euros, which translates to approximately Rs. 22,500.

The Moto G5S Plus comes with improved cameras, bigger display, and better design in comparison to its predecessor. The highlight of Moto G5S Plus is its dual camera setup at the back, with two 13-megapixel sensors.

The phone will be available in Blush Gold and Lunar Gray color options. Although it is still unknown when the Moto G5S Plus will go on sale in India, as the Amazon teaser is only referring to the unveiling of the smartphone. On the other hand, the Moto G5S may be launched as an offline-only if the company continues to follow its strategy.

Moto G5S Plus Specifications

If we recall the specifications and features of the Moto G5S Plus, it comes with significant improvements compared to the Moto G5 Plus. The handset features all-metal unibody design and a bigger 5.5-inch display. The Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Moreover, it gets the new Moto Experiences- a new Night Display and Quick Reply. The phone runs Android 7.1 (Nougat) out of the box.

Moto G5S Plus

Moto G5S Plus is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2GHz, coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone comes in two storage variants similar its predecessor, but the RAM is 3GB instead of 2GB for the 32GB version. The other version is the same with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

The cameras are the major highlight of the Moto G5S Plus. The phone sports 13MP dual camera setup at the rear. The dual camera with f/2.0 aperture includes one monochrome and one RGB sensor. The cameras feature dual-tone LED flash and support 4K video recording. On the front, there is an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash.

The phone sports front mounted fingerprint sensor, and it comes with a gesture recognition feature. The G5S Plus is powered by a 3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging support. The phone also features water repellent coating.

On the connectivity front, the phone includes dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and NFC.

Pricing and Availability

The Moto G5S Plus comes in Blush Gold and Lunar Gray colors. Moto G5S Plus’ pricing starts at $353 or 299 Euros, so it will be priced at Rs. 22,500 approximately in India. As mentioned above, it will be exclusive to Amazon India. For now, users can sign up on Amazon India to get notified about the launch and availability of the Moto G5S Plus.