Earlier today, we reported the new Motorola G5 and G5 Plus that will be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this weekend was already at GFXBench for testing. Now it appears that the device was spotted on the website OLX and available for sale in Brazil for about $385 USD for the 32GB variant. The picture shows everything in the box – The Moto G5 itself, Motorola's Turbo Charger, a set of earphones, and instruction manuals. It is keeping with Moto's latest Moto Z design with rounded corners and a fingerprint sensor on the front. On the back, it still has the large camera area, just not the bulge, as it looks flush with a rounded or curved back.
We already determined the Moto G5 will come with a 5-inch Full HD display – possibly AMOLED. It is packing a Snapdragon 430 clocked at 1.4GHz and an Adreno 505 GPU to handle the graphics. Memory wise it is using 2GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage. Motorola has been putting some decent cameras in their latest phones, so it will be interesting to see how the 12MP shooter in the Moto G5 processes photos. It includes autofocus, flash, touch focus, face detection, and HDR capabilities. The front-facing camera (FFC) is a simple 5MP – certainly sufficient for selfies and video chatting. A 2800mAh non-removable battery powers the Moto G5 and comes with Moto's Turbo Charge.
The Moto G5 will come with a fingerprint sensor to unlock the device, but it will not have an NFC chip, so there will be no mobile banking or Android Pay. There will be a higher end Moto G5 Plus, which will include a larger display and higher end Snapdragon processor – it may include NFC. These two models are to be announced at MWC, while a third model, the Moto G5 Play will be a real entry-level model and will come along at a later date.
Motorola was purchased by Lenovo a couple of years ago and the newest devices, though heavily influenced by Motorola, are an excellent example of what having a complete line of phones is all about. In the upper end, they have Moto Z Play, Moto Z, and Moto Z Force – all able to handle Moto Mods. Now they are introducing the more affordable line in the Moto G5 Play, Moto G5, and Moto G5 Plus. They have a phone for everybody, and we are excited for the official announcement this weekend at MWC.