Moto G5S And G5S Plus Announced, India Launch Mid August

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Moto G5S And G5S Plus Announced, India Launch Mid August


Announced on August 1



Model / Variant

Moto G5S
Moto G5S Plus


Moto G5S- EUR 249 (Rs 18,000 approx.)
Plus- EUR 299 (Rs 22,600 approx.)


Moto G5S- 5.91 x 2.89 x 0.32 in
Plus- 6.04 x 3.00 x 0.31 in


Moto G5S- 157 g
Plus- 168 g


Lunar Grey and Fine Gold

Display Size and Type

Moto G5S- 5.2-inch IPS LCD
Plus- 5.5-inch IPS LCD

Display Resolution

1920x1080 pixels


Corning Gorilla Glass 3


Moto G5S- Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Plus- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625


2.0 GHz octa-core


Moto G5S- Adreno 505
Plus- Adreno 506

Memory Storage

32GB onboard storage



Memory Expandability

MicroSD up to 128GB

Operating System

Android Nougat 7.1

Primary Camera

Moto G5S- 16MP with f/2.0
Plus- 13MP dual-camera with f/2.0

Primary Video

Moto G5S- 1920x1080 at 30fps
Plus- 3840x2160 at 30fps

Secondary Camera

Moto G5S- 5mp wide angle lens with LED flash
Plus- 8mp wide angle lens with LED flash

Secondary Camera Video

1080p at 30fps



SIM Type


Other Features

Fingerprint sensor

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced the much awaited Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. The Moto G5S is priced at EUR 249 (Rs 18,000 approx.) and the Moto G5S Plus is priced at EUR 299 (Rs 22,600 approx.) and will be available in two colours – Lunar Grey and Fine Gold.

The Moto G5S

The smaller of the two siblings, the Moto G5S features a 5.2 inch 1920 x 1080 px display with a fingerprint sensor sitting below it which can also double up as a single navigation button. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.  A 3,000mAh battery powers the Moto G5S and features Moto turbo charge. Motorola claims that with turbo charge, you get “5 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging.” The Moto G5S runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with a 1.4 GHz octa-core CPU along with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage. The phone supports storage expansion up to 128GB via a microSD card. The Moto G5S features a 16MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture with rapid focus technology, a single LED flash and a 5MP wide angle front camera with an LED flash, the main camera captures 1920 x 1080 px video. . There are additional Moto features like Night Display and Quick Reply.

Moto G5S Lunar Grey


The Moto G5S Plus

The bigger variant, the Moto G5S plus features a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 px display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protecting it. Just like the Moto G5S, this one is also powered by a 3,000 mAh battery with included turbo charge capabilities. The Moto G5S plus differs from the Moto G5S also with the chipset, as the plus variant runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, a 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU with 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Just like the Moto G5S, the storage can be expanded via a microSD card.

The next big difference is in the camera department, the Moto G5S Plus features a dual-camera setup at the back. Two 13MP cameras placed horizontally with an f/2.0 aperture and 4K video capture. The dual camera captures Bokeh, and selective focus shots, along with other capabilities of background replacement and exposure management. On the front is a wide angle 8MP camera with a single LED flash and a new panoramic mode. There are additional features such as Night Display and Quick Reply as part of a more meaningful software experience according to Motorola.


Moto G5S Plus Fine Gold

While the announcement makes the phones official, they will be available later this month, with a launch in India expected mid August. The Moto G5s Plus is expected to launch in India for 17,999 even though the US price is much higher.

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