Lenovo’s latest mid-range Moto series of smartphones – Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus – were announced yesterday at the company’s pre-MWC 2017 press conference. Compared to last year’s Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus, these new smartphones bring an all-new metal design, improved cameras, faster processors, and more memory. The company had announced that the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus would be available globally for purchase in March 2017, but didn’t specify a launch date for the Indian market. Now, Lenovo has announced that these smartphones would be launched in India on March 15, 2017.
The Chinese smartphone brand made this announcement through Motorola’s (owned by Lenovo) Twitter account. Lenovo still hasn’t revealed the price tags of the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, but we can understand that it wants to leave at least a few details exclusive to its Indian launch event. The Moto G5 features a 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 2,800mAh battery.
The Moto G5 Plus features a slightly larger 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 3,000mAh battery. It features the same 12-megapixel primary camera with dual-pixel autofocus mechanism that’s used in the much higher-priced Samsung Galaxy S7. There’s no OIS (that’s used in the Galaxy S7), but it can record 4K videos. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. Both cameras feature Auto HDR capability.
— Moto India (@Moto_IND) February 27, 2017