Lenovo-backed Motorola is all set to launch the Moto G5 at an event in India today. The lower variant of the Moto G5 Plus, the Moto G5 is expected to be priced slightly lower — the Moto G5 Plus starts at a price of Rs 14,999. The Moto G5 will be launched as an Amazon India exclusive device, and sales are expected to begin by midnight. For those who cannot attend the event, the launch of the Moto G5 will be live streamed on the company s YouTube channel. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:15 PM. Also Read - Lenovo K13 seems to be a rebranded Moto G10: Take a lookAlso Read - Moto G60S, G50 5G and Edge 20 Lite coming soon: More Motorola midrange phones for 2021?
The Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus were both launched at MWC 2017. The new Moto G series comes with improved specifications, and features when compared to their predecessors, and they pose a major threat again in the mid-range segment. The latest Moto G5 series comes with popular features like Moto Display and shake gestures. Both the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will also be receiving Google Assistant. The smartphones are available in fine gold and lunar gray color options.
The Moto G5 will be launching as an Amazon India exclusive device, as opposed to the Moto G5 Plus, which is Flipkart exclusive. Amazon India has promised offers along with the purchase of the Moto G5. Flipkart had introduced the BuyBack Guarantee scheme for the Moto G5 Plus. ALSO READ: Flipkart launches BuyBack guarantee for Moto G5 Plus that promises fixed exchange price when upgrading to new smartphones
Moto G5 specifications, features
The Moto G5 features a 5-inch full HD (1080p) display. At the core of the smartphone, runs Qualcomm s Snapdragon 430 processor. The smartphone comes in three different variants 2GB of RAM with 16GB onboard storage, 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM with 32GB storage. The Moto G5 Plus was launched in India with 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM. There is no word if Motorola would follow suit for the Moto G5 as well. ALSO READ: Moto G5, G5 Plus hands-on and first impressions
In the photography department, the Moto G5 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. The Moto G5 is powered by a 2,800mAh battery. The connectivity options available on the smartphone include dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Moto G5 also features a fingerprint sensor which is embedded on the Home button. ALSO READ: Moto G5 Plus Review