MWC 2017: Lenovo unveils Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

The MWC has finally come to life. Following the official release of the LG G6, the P10 and P10 Plus, now Lenovo has unveiled its Motorola handsets, dubbed Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus at the event.

The Moto G5 and G5 Plus flaunt an all-metal design (a first for Moto G series, and eagerly anticipated too), providing the device with a premium finish. These devices are anything but like their predecessors. The sleek, stylish and elegant design is refined than any previous iteration in the Moto G series.

The Moto G5 comes loaded with a Snapdragon 430 processor along with a 5.0-inch Full HD display. Its better cousin, the Moto G5 Plus comes with Snapdragon 625 processor and a 5.2-inch Full-HD display.

Interested, right? Here’s the full specsheet for a better understanding about the devices:

Moto G5 Specs

  • 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor
    • 5.0-inch display (1920 x 1080 resolution, 440ppi)
    • 3GB RAM
    • 16GB or 32GB (microSD card up to 128GB)
    • Android 7.0 Nougat
    • 13MP f/2.0 system with phase detect autofocus, records Full HD
    • 5MP f/2.2 front camera
    • 2,800mAh battery (removable)
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • 144 grams
    • 9.5mm thick

Moto G5 Plus Specs

  • 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 5.2-inch display (1920 x 1080 resolution, 423ppi)
  • 2/4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB storage (microSD card up to 128GB)
    • Android 7.0 Nougat
    • 12MP f/1.7 camera with dual-focus pixels, records 4K video
    • 5MP f/2.2 front camera
    • 3,000mAh (removable) battery
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • 155 grams
    • 9.7mm thick

As a special mention, the devices will also be including Google Assistant, owing to the recent announcement by Google to include Google Assistant to all Marshmallow and Nougat devices.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Release and Price

The G5 and G5 Plus are expected to be available in March 2017 globally. The G5 Plus’ U.S. price starts at $229 USD for 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Also, the G5, which will not be arriving in the U.S. is priced at €199.

So, that’s Moto G5 and G5 Plus for you.

It’s a solid non-nonsense mid-ranger device for you, metal-clad and decent enough power-packed. What distinctively sets the device apart is its build quality and the consumer trust with the Moto brand that comes with it. The design and build quality provided at this price point is nothing short of a bargain.

Expect the Lenovo owned Motorola to compete fiercely and perhaps, even dominate the mid-range segment. But then again, Nokia may have some solid plans of its own too with the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5.