Moto G5 launched in India at Rs. 11999; sale debuts tonight

Posted April 05, 2017

Earlier, on 15 March, the phone maker had announced the launch of Moto G5 Plus, which is available for sale on Flipkart. The Moto X 2017 comes with a fluid, bloatware-free, and stock Android UI for which the devices from Motorola are famous. A few seconds into the video, we can see the front and the back of a phone that resembles the Moto G5 a bit, but the look of the antenna lines on back resemble the Moto X (2017) leaks a bit more.

Moto G5 comes with a powerful 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor. It will be available exclusively on Amazon India at Rs 11,999. Its a 5-inch IPS LCD which offers Full HD resolution (1920×1080) which translates to a pixel density of 441 ppi.

The phone will also feature the Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 which is an outdated chip at this point with many newer phones going for the Snapdragon 635.

Both the smartphones bears a fingerprint sensor on the front within a capacitive button. The company has experienced a lot of ups and downs in the recent past, with its Moto G5 and G5 Plus being successful at accumulating much of what was expected, the company also expects this one to do well in the market. Moto G5 will be ready to go on sale in India at 12am IST on April 5. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth, WiFi and 4G.

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The Moto G5 comes with a lower tier processor.

Furthermore, it is powered by the Adreno 505 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage which is expandable and a REMOVABLE 2800mAh battery (yes, you read that right!) that also supports quick charging.

The Moto G5 is thicker as well, measuring at 9.5 mm while the G5 Plus has 7.7 mm of thickness.

The device will come equipped with a dual camera system on the back. To gain some initial momentum, Amazon is offering a cashback of Rs. 1,000 for HDFC bank credit and debit card holders. In terms of camera, the Moto G5 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and LED flash. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie camera.

This year, too, the Moto G5 Plus is the heftier Moto G, but, the Moto G5 is also not very far behind. The dual camera set up is confirmed by the render that accompanied the report.