Lenovo had revealed the much anticipated MOTO G5 and the MOTO G5 Plusu at the Mobile World Congress in Spain. The mid-range SKU which is super popular in emerging market and enthusiasts on budget was available in two colour options — Fine Gold and Lunar Grey. Apparently the company had a surprise up its sleeve. Popular tipster @rquandt recently tweeted images of the G5 in a Sapphire Blue livery out of what looked to be a press release.

The phone retains a black fascia while updating its back and flanks for the sapphire hues. The source did not give any details pertaining to its availability or when it is expected to go on sale. But looking at the fairly detailed images this particular SKU might already be in production and en-route to markets.

This blue MOTO G5 is expected to carry the same hardware present in the other coloured SKU’s present. Which means it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 coupled with 2 or 3 GB of RAM along with 16 GB / 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD cards (up-to 128 GB). The display on the mid-ranger is a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The rear camera is a 13-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and support for PDAF. The selfie shooter up-front is a more modest 5-megapixel unit with an f/2.2 aperture. The device is powered by a 2800mAh removable battery pack.

The phone also features a fingerprint scanner and is running the current flavour of Android, v7.0, Nougat out of the box. To round it out, the device is expected to cost €199 for the model with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Same as the other colour variants currently being available in retail.

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