The Moto G5 Plus is expected to be revealed, along with the normal version of the Moto G5, at MWC 2017. The device has already been leaked a number of times, and another photo leak has emerged which reveals, among other specs, that the display size is just 5.2 inches.
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Moto G5 Plus: price and release date
The successor to the G4 Plus will bear the model number XT1685, and is to go on sale in March 2017, according to a recent leak. The original source link (from a Romanian online seller) is no longer active, but there is an archived version of the page which shows photos and (now known to be incorrect) specs of the prototype device.
The price listed on this site for the G5 Plus, without any accessories, is RON 1,650 which is about $387. We don't have official confirmation of the release date or US price yet, but we believe this device is likely to launch during MWC 2017 in Barcelona.
Moto G5 Plus: technical specifications
The full specs of the Moto G5 Plus were revealed by the new Romanian prototype leak, but have since proved to be wrong by a new leak. The device's Full HD display will be not be 5.5 inches, but instead 5.2 inches. The Moto G5 Plus will apparently be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery with TurboPower and a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor (which might be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625). It will also have a 12 MP rapid focus camera, a fingerprint reader and NFC.
|Moto G5 Plus technical specs|
|Rear Camera||12 MP|
|Processor||2.0 GHz octa-core processor (likely Snapdragon 625)|
|Other features||Fingerprint scanner, Micro USB, headphone jack|
The latest leaked images of the Moto G5 Plus have leaked online via Evan Blass, a well-known handset leaker, confirming earlier image leaks. Blass says that the image below is the Verizon version of the phone that will launch in the US.
Earlier Lenovo Moto G5 Plus told us a lot in terms of specs thanks to the marketing sticker on the display, but it doesn't give much away in terms of design. For that we have to turn to the previous leaks, which we will show you next. But, first, here's the tweet with the leaked image from Roland Quandt, though the original source is a Google Plus user named Dan Cautella from Brazil.
The first leaked photos of this device were originally believed to be the Moto X (2017). But, the photos you see below from the old leak are actually the Moto G5 Plus.
The recent leaked photos from the Romanian seller are of a prototype device, like the kind that gets sent out for testing under a non-disclosure agreement. The photos include a shot where the device is powered on, and we can see the homescreen.
There are no signs whether or not Moto Mods will be compatible with the device, but the circular camera area on the back of the device resembles that of the Moto Z Play which did have Mods.
In the above photos, where the device's screen is powered off, the "Motorola confidential property. Not for sale" disclaimer is clearly visible at the bottom of the device, revealing that this particular device is a prototype or beta version.
Here we see the sides, with ergonomic rounded edges, dedicated volume controls and a power button.
And the last set of images shows that there will be a standard headphone jack and Micro USB charging port, rather than USB Type-C.
What do you think of the Moto G5 Play? Would you want it to be compatible with Moto Mods?