Motorola a Lenovo company today launched the MOTO G5 at an event in New Delhi. The smartphone was originally showcased at MWC 2017 alongside its elder sibling, the G5 Plus. The device will be priced at ~₹11,999 and be available exclusively from Amazon India in two colours, Lunar Grey or Fine Gold. This rounds out the MOTO G series family of smartphones, for now. Motorola had launched the MOTO G5 Plus on the 15th of March and the handset was exclusive to flipkart.

The MOTO G5
The MOTO G5

The MOTO G5 features a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked @1.4GHz coupled with either 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage respectively. The SIM slot also doubles up as a microSD expansion point (up-to 128 GB) without sacrificing any of the SIM slots. For the camera the smartphone has a 13-megapixel sensor at the rear with PDAF, an f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. The selfie shooter up-front is a 5-megapixel widescreen sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The display on the device is a 5.0-inch full HD IPS panel and to power all this hardware Motorola have put a 2800mAh removable, yes you read it right, removable battery with support for fast charging via the 10W charger provided in box. Out of the box the MOTO G5 is running on a close to stock version of Android, in this case v.7.0, Nougat.

Shaped and modelled like a slightly more compact version of the G5 Plus, the device features a fingerprint scanner underneath the display. You lose out on the now iconic MOTO dimple at the rear of the device but in its place is a metal backplate with the iconic logo embossed. It also integrates Google Assistant which is expected to be enabled via an update. Also like all preceding MOTO devices, the G5 features MOTO Display, Actions, twist-to-capture gesture and a One Button Nav mode that lets a user navigate the interface via swipes on the fingerprint sensor.

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