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Moto G5 running Android 8.1 Oreo spotted online

Android Oreo will bring a host of improvements and features to the Moto G5.

  • Published: May 22, 2018 4:49 PM IST
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Back in September last year, Motorola revealed a list of its smartphones that would receive Android Oreo update. In the list was Moto G5, but the smartphone has yet to receive the update. That could however soon change.

A Moto G5 was spotted on Geekbench running Android 8.1 Oreo. The listing, spotted by MySmartPrice, shows a Moto smartphone with model number XT1670. Being listed on a benchmarking website means the Lenovo-owned company is testing the Moto G5 running the latest Android version.

Seeing as the smartphone is in testing, a wider roll-out of the Android update is likely to be close. It would be interesting to see what Motorola has in store for Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5s, and Moto G5s Plus smartphone users. Android Oreo will bring in performance and security improvements to the Moto G5. There will also be some new features like split-screen capabilities, smart text selection, improved notifications, auto fill framework, and Google Play Protect.

Watch: Moto G5 Plus Review

Moto G5 specifications, features

The Moto G5 sports a 5-inch 1080p display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB RAM. There is also 16GB internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.

The rest of the features include a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and 2,800mAh battery with support for 10W rapid charge. Connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

  • Published Date: May 22, 2018 4:49 PM IST

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