Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is getting ready to kick off, and one of the expected announcements from Motorola is the new Moto G5 and G5 Plus. Many leaks about the two devices have surfaced over the past few days, and now we have the results of the Moto G5 on GFXBench that reveal some relevant specifications.
It was already suspected that the Moto G5 would be running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and according to the testing, this will be the case. It will be sporting a 5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Leaks have suggested it will use the AMOLED technology. The listing indicates the brains will be provided by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz, while Adreno 505 GPU will provide the graphics for the Moto G5. From its GFXBench scores, it is possible there will be two models – a 2GB and 3GB – possibly, for different regions depending on where it is released. It is also looking like it the test model is packing 32GB of internal memory, but a 16GB model may also arrive. The testing shows a 12MP primary camera that includes autofocus, flash, face detection, touch focus, and HDR capacity. The front-facing camera is a 5MP lens for selfies and video chatting. Leaks have mentioned that the battery will be non-removable and rated at a 2800mAh capacity.
The Moto G5 should feature an accelerometer, Bluetooth (leaks are leaning toward v4.1), GPS, gyroscope, light sensor, a pedometer, WiFi, and proximity sensor. There will be no NFC chip, which means no mobile payments, including Android Pay. If rumors are to believed, the Moto G5 should sport a front mounted home button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. Rumors also have the price of the new Moto G5 coming in less than its predecessor, the Moto G4, at about $201 for the 2GB model and only $223 with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. In total, we expect Motorola to launch a Moto G5 Play, Moto G5, and a Moto G5 Plus. The three models will not be released at the same time, although rumors are indicating that the Moto G and Moto G Plus will be available shortly after their announcement at MWC.