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MWC 2017: Motorola launches Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus

Lenovo-owned Motorola launches two new smartphones -- the Moto G5 and G5 Plus -- at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday. Nokia, LG, Huawei and BlackBerry have all launched new smartphones for 2017.

mobileworldcongress2017 Updated: Feb 27, 2017 00:23 IST
Anirban Ghoshal
Lenovo-owned Motorola launches two new smartphones -- the Moto G5 and G5 Plus -- at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday. Nokia, LG, Huawei and BlackBerry have all launched new smartphones for 2017.
Lenovo-owned Motorola launches two new smartphones -- the Moto G5 and G5 Plus -- at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday. Nokia, LG, Huawei and BlackBerry have all launched new smartphones for 2017.

Lenovo-owned Motorola launched two new smartphones -- the Moto G5 and G5 Plus -- at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday at a starting price of $299 (approximately Rs 14,000). The devices will start retailing in March.

In terms of specifications, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus will come in a metal body design. While the G5 will come with a 5-inch display, the G5 Plus will come with a 5.2-inch display. The phones will be offered in three RAM and storage variants. While users can choose from 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM units, storage options will vary from 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. Most markets will also see the phones come with expandable storage upto 128GB.

In terms of optics, the G5 Plus features a 12-megapixel camera with dual autofocus pixels. The G5 Plus will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU and 650 MHz Adreno 506 GPU. The G5 Plus will draw power from a 3000 mAh battery.

On the other hand, the smaller Moto G5 comes with a 2,800 mAh battery, along with 13MP rear camera.