Moto G5S & Moto G5S Plus To Launch In China On October 14

Motorola has started sending out invites for the company’s October 14 press event in China. Now, it seems like the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus will be announced during this event, two smartphones that were originally announced at the end of August. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll be able to see the company’s invites, and the company does not exactly mention the Moto G5S or the Moto G5S Plus by name in these invites, but chances are that the two phones will launch, not only were they certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) recently, but launching these two phones makes sense for the company, as far as Chinese smartphone market is concerned.

The Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus are more or less identical in terms of the design, but the Moto G5S Plus is a larger of the two smartphones, and it is also more powerful. The Moto G5S is more of an entry-level handset, while the Moto G5S Plus is a mid-range phone. Both of these devices are made out of metal, and both of them sport a front-facing fingerprint scanner. The Moto G5S sports a 5.2-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, while the Moto G5S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) panel. Both handsets ship with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of their displays, and both phones are water resistant. The Moto G5S packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, while the Moto G5S Plus comes in both 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, which ship with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, respectively. You can use a microSD card to expand storage on both of these devices (up to 256GB).

Both devices come in single SIM and dual SIM variants, while both ship with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, and are expected to get Android 8.0 Oreo in the near future. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 64-bit octa-core processor fuels the Moto G5S, while the Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core SoC comes with the Moto G5S Plus. A single 16-megapixel snapper is placed on the back of the Moto G5S, while the Moto G5S Plus comes with two 13-megapixel shooters on its back. We’re still not sure how much will these two smartphones cost in China, but the launch event is only a couple of days away at this point, so we’ll get far more info soon.

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