After launching three generations of Moto G series exclusively on Flipkart, Motorola moved to Amazon to sell Moto G4 series. Now Motorola is back to its first abode in India to sell the fifth generation Moto G phones. The partnership is eyeing to reach the milestone of selling ten million smartphones. Moto G5 series launched at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. The company has already confirmed Moto G5 Plus will be launching in India on 15th March on its Twitter account.
Motorola implemented metal construction for the first time on Moto G5 series. The most intriguing part of Moto G5 Plus is its camera, as it comes with the same hardware used in Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Hence, it should be able to carry the legacy of its predecessor, Moto G4 Plus, that still holds the top place as the best camera under Rs. 20,000.
Moto G5 Plus Specifications
The Moto G5 Plus is a bigger, more powerful version of the Moto G5. It will come with a 5.2 inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. As with the Moto G5, the G5 Plus will also run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Powering the Moto G5 Plus will be the very efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC with an octa-core processor and Adreno 506 GPU. The basic version is listed at 2 / 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage, along with microSD card support. The company also announced a 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage variant.
The imaging aspect gets a significant upgrade, too. The Moto G5 Plus will come with a 12 MP Dual Autofocus camera on the back with dual LED flash and f/1.7 aperture. On the front, you get a 5 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Other features include a front-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. The Moto G5 will be powered by a 3000 mAh battery and will come with a Turbocharger in the box.
Pricing and Availability
As aforementioned, it will be sold exclusively on Flipkart. It is expected to start selling from March 15th. As for the pricing, the basic variant with 2GB RAM/32GB ROM is priced at $229 or 15,000 approx, and 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variant is priced at $294 or Rs 20,000. However, we need to wait till official launch for final pricing in India.