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Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus announced; G5S Plus features dual rear cameras and bigger display

Motorola launched the Moto G5s and G5 Plus smartphones at the MWC 2017 event in February this year with mid-range specifications. Motorola has just announced the two new variants of the Moto G5 and Moto G5s Plus smartphones with names Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus with improved specifications. Out of these two new phones, the bigger Moto G5S Plus features a dual rear camera setup and is the second Motorola device to feature the dual camera on rear side after the Moto Z2 Force. Both phones come with a full metal unibody design and have a fingerprint sensor on the front physical home button just like the old Moto G5 and G5 Plus smartphones.

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus
Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus

As for the pricing of these new devices, the Moto G5S is priced at 249 Euros (around $294) and the Moto G5S Plus is priced at 299 Euros (around $353). The Moto G5S comes with Lunar Gray and Fine Gold colour options while the Moto G5S Plus comes with Lunar Gray and Blush Gold color options. These phones will be available for sale in several regions globally starting this month and will also be available in the US this fall. Both phones come with Micro USB ports but no Type-C ports and the bigger Moto G5S Plus comes with a new Nigh Display and Quick Reply features as well.

Moto G5S
Moto G5S

Moto G5S specs

The Moto G5S features a 5.2-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection and 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and is powered by the 1.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) processor with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage capacity that is also expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 7.1 (Nougat) OS out of the box and supports Single and Dual SIMs.

It features a 16-megapixel single rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with flash and f/2.0 aperture. It comes with a 3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging and connectivity options available are 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE and GPS. It comes with water-repellent nano-coating and has a bottom-ported loudspeaker. A fingerprint sensor is available on the front physical home button. It measures 150×73.5×8.2mm and weighs 157 grams.

Moto G5S Plus
Moto G5S Plus

The bigger Moto G5s Plus features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection and 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and is powered by the 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage capacity with both supporting expandable storage up to 128GB with microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 7.1 (Nougat) OS out of the box and supports Single and Dual SIMs.

It comes with a dual rear camera with 13-megapixel (RGB) + 13-megapixel (monochrome) dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with flash and f/2.0 aperture. A 3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging is available and connectivity options available are 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE and GPS. It comes with water-repellent nano-coating and has a bottom-ported loudspeaker. A fingerprint sensor is available on the front physical home button. It measures 153.5×76.2x8mm and weighs 168 grams.

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