Motorola is planning to launch the Android 8.1 Oreo update for its Moto G5S Plus in coming days. According to a post on Reddit, the company has started the soak test for the upcoming update in the Brazilian market. Soak test is a standard process by Motorola to release the update to a small number of devices to check if everything is in order. This is done in order to check for bugs in the update so that it can be rolled out on a wider scale.
According to the changelog of the update, the update comes with June 2018 Android security patch in addition to the mentioned Android 8.1 Oreo. The 8.1 Oreo update is about 1.18GB in size, and updates the device to version number OPP28.60. The thing to note here is that this is not the final version of the update as it is likely that there may be some issues lurking in the code, and the company may need to fix them in that case. However, if this update does not have any issues then it is likely that the company will directly roll out the same thing on a wider scale across the globe.
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To recap, the Moto G5S Plus launched in August last year, almost six months after the launch of Moto G5 Plus. The Moto G5S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC with octa-core CPU clocked at 2GHz along with Adreno 506 GPU. It sports 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
Moto added a dual-camera module on the G5S Plus with a setup that packs a pair of 13-megapixel sensors. The front of the device comes with an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash. The Moto G5S Plus comes with a 3,000mAh battery with support for Turbocharging.