MWC 2017: So far, the introduction to this year’s Mobile World Conference has been far from boring, and we have seen appearances from some of the most reliable tech companies in the world. Lenovo has joined this roster by announcing the next additions under the Moto banner, Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus.

Moto G5
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus have undergone significant changes in aesthetic departments.

For those who are acquainted with last year’s Moto G4 smartphones this year’s addition to the line comes as a pleasant surprise. For both the G5 and the G5 Plus have been given a much-needed facelift, both in design and construction material. To arrive at the basic features of the Moto G5, the new smartphone sports a 5-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels that is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The fingerprint sensor is located at the bottom of the screen, and it also supports swiping actions. On the camera front, the G5 sports a 13MP unit at the back with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and LED flash. The front camera is a 5 MP unit with f/2.2 aperture.

Moto G5 Plus
The front mounted fingerprint sensor on the Moto G5 and G5 Plus are capable of reading swiping motions as well.

Under the hood, the Moto G5 smartphone is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset along with an Adreno 505 GPU. The smartphone comes in different storage variants of 2GB or 3GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal memory. Storage can be amped up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card.

Moving on to the more expensive device of the two, the Moto G5 Plus, the comes with a 5.2-inch FHD display which is also protected by the Gorilla Glass 3. At the back, the camera is a 12 MP unit with f/1.7 aperture and dual-LED flash. On the inside, the Moto G5 Plus is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and an Adreno 506 GPU, which are coupled with RAM options of 2GB, 3GB, or 4GB. Internal storage is comparable to that of the Moto G5. The Moto G5 Plus is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery, while the G5 is equipped with a 2800 mAh one. Both smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Prices for the Moto G5 start at $199, while those of the G5 Plus will begin at $229. Only the latter ones will be available for purchase in the US, but both are expected to come to India in March. The handsets will be available in two color options, Fine Gold and Lunar Gray. Stay with us as we bring more news from the MWC 2017 to our readers.

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