Motorola India on Saturday launched the Midnight Blue model of the Moto G5S, its recently released Android smartphone meant to compete in the mid-range segment of the market. This particular variant of the device is still dark gray from the front like the Lunar Gray one is, with its name only referring to the matte color of its rear plate. The only version of the Moto G5S that features a different front is the Fine Gold one which sports the same color on both of its sides. During the Diwali festival season, the Moto G5S can be purchased in India for Rs. 12,999, which translates to approximately $200 and is around $30 cheaper than the usual Rs. 14,999 price tag attached to the product.
Apart from a blue rear panel, the newly launched Moto G5S is identical to its counterparts which debuted in the South Asian country in August. The handset boasts a 5.2-inch display panel with a Full HD resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels which amount to a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, with the screen itself being protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. Motorola's mid-range offering is powered by the Snapdragon 430, Qualcomm's octa-core SoC clocked at up to 1.4GHz and equipped with the Adreno 505 graphics chip. The device also comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal flash memory expandable via a microSD card by up to 256GB. The rear panel of the smartphone features Moto's signature circular camera module which protrudes from the case of the Moto G5S by a degree and accommodates a 16-megapixel imaging sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and support for phase detection autofocus. The main camera of the device is accompanied by a dual-LED flash, and its 5-megapixel (f/2.0) secondary sensor also has a flash of its own.
NFC connectivity isn't part of the package, but Bluetooth 4.2 and a 3.5mm audio jack are, as is a 3,000mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner embedded into the physical Home button of the Moto G5S. India remains one of Motorola's key target markets where the Lenovo-owned phone maker is hoping to gain a stronger foothold going forward and capitalize on the rapidly growing adoption rates of smartphones in the South Asian country.