Moto G5 set for launch in India today; here are the specs, expected price
After the launch of the Moto G5 Plus in India on March 15, Lenovo is all set to launch the Moto G5 at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday. The launch will be steamed live starting at 12:15pm. While the company is yet to reveal the price of the Moto G5 in India, it can be expected to be lesser than the Moto G5 Plus.
If you recall, the Moto G5 Plus with 3GB RAM with 16GB internal memory will be offered for Rs 14,999, while the 4GB RAM with 32GB internal memory will be offered for Rs 16,999.
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The Moto G5 is expected to be offered at a much lower price point and is expected to be pitted against Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4. The smartphone comes at a starting price of Rs 9,999 for the 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory variant, Rs 10,999 for the the 3GB RAM with 32GB internal memory variant and the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal memory is priced at Rs 12,999.
The Moto G5 can be expected to priced between Rs 9,999 to Rs 10,999.
While the Moto G5 Plus is sold exclusively on Flipkart, the upcoming Moto G5 will be sold exclusively on Amazon India. It is already confirmed to go on sale on Amazon on April 5 at 12am.
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus was unveiled on Sunday at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.
Both the smartphones will come with a metal body design. The difference between the Moto G5 and the G5 Plus will be the size of the display. While the Moto G5 will come with a 5 inch display, the G5 Plus will come with a 5.2 inch display.
Other differences in the specifications include the processors. While the Moto G5 comes with a Snapdragon 430 processor, the Moto G5 Plus comes with a slightly faster Snapdragon 625 processor. The Moto G5 will only offer the 2GB or 3GB RAM options, but the Moto G5 Plus will come with 2GB, 3GB and 4GB variants.
In terms of internal storage too the Moto G5 Plus offers higher space of 32GB and 64GB internal storage, the G5 on the other hand has the lower 16GB and 32GB variants. Both offer extendable memory options via microSD card up to 128GB.
In terms of the battery the Moto G5 has a 2800mAh battery and G5 Plus comes with a little higher battery power of 3000mAh.
It will have a fingerprint sensor on the front panel.
Both the phones run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The Moto G5 and G5 Plus will also get Google Assistant, a feature which is exclusively available on Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
In terms of the camera the G5 Plus features a 12 megapixel camera with dual autofocus pixels and Moto G5 will come along with a 13 megapixel rear camera.