Leak: A Moto G5 Plus Prototype Shows Up On The Web

A Moto G5 Plus prototype has just shown up on the web on a Russian reseller website, where it appears that someone who has gotten their hands on the phone is trying to unload the handset for a price. The leak showcases a fair amount of images that give a good look at the device from all sides, showing off all of the phone's design features. While getting to see the phone up close before its official announcement is a nice treat for fans of the Moto G series devices, the pictures aren't alone as they're accompanied by a list of hardware specifications that show Lenovo has improved some areas with hardware upgrades but kept something things the same as well.

For starters, the Moto G5 Plus looks to come with the same size display at 5.5-inches, and it's reportedly using a screen resolution of Full HD with 480 dpi. It's apparently coming equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor inside, which looks to be paired with 4GB of RAM and the Adreno 506 GPU for the graphics processing. It's got a 32GB internal storage capacity which would likely be the equivalent to the 16GB model of the Moto G4 Plus that's currently available, and if that's the case then Lenovo has chosen to bump up the base internal storage capacity by double the amount of the current model.

The software inside the device is said to be Android 7.0 Nougat which is supposed to start rolling out to the Moto G4 Plus in Europe this month. The Moto G5 Plus also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the front just like with last year's version, and it has a 3080mAh battery inside. Lenovo appears to have moved some things around, though, as the phone shows a 3.5mm audio port on the bottom next to the charging port, which doesn't look like USB Type-C so it seems they have decided to keep the microUSB standard. On the top is now the SIM card slot where the 3.5mm audio port used to be. The phone is clearly marked as not being for resale, which is an obvious nod that this is an unfinished device, but it may not be unfinished for too long as the post also mentions that it's coming in March, which would be a couple of months earlier than the launch of the Moto G4 series. Having said all that, it's important to remember that this is an unverified leak, so there's no confirmation this is the Moto G5 Plus, or that it will look like this in its final design.

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