Lenovo launched the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones in India not long ago and has valued it beginning at ₹11,999. When launched, Motorola declared that the Moto G5 was an Amazon India selective, while the Moto G5 Plus was a Flipkart exclusive only. Now we learned from sources that offline retailers have received stocks of the two phones as well, making them now available online as well as offline.
We contacted Lenovo for an announcement in regards to the move, and were educated the phones are in stock at select retailers across the country.
Strikingly, the move closely follows the launch of the Moto C in India, which will also be available via offline retailers, showing that Lenovo's Moto image is modifying its retail technique for the nation.
The Moto G5 is priced at ₹11,999 in the country. Talking about specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Moto G5 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and 441ppi pixel density. It is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor coupled 3GB of RAM.
The Moto G5 camera features a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera with a wide-angle lens and a f/2.2 aperture. The 32GB of inbuilt storage onboard is expandable via microSD card slot (up to 128GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include the accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. Battery capacity of Moto G5 is 2800mAh; the removable battery supports fast charging - the smartphone comes bundled with a 10W rapid charger. It measures 144.3x73x9.5mm and weighs 144.5 grams.
Moto G5 Plus
For the Moto G5 Plus, Lenovo has launched two variants in the Indian market - 3GB RAM 16GB storage at ₹14,999, and 4GB RAM 32GB storage at ₹16,999. The smartphone sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 2GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC.
The Moto G5 Plus camera setup includes a 12-megapixel rear camera, complete with dual autofocus pixels, 4K video recording, a f/1.7 aperture, and dual-LED flash. The Moto G5 Plus Battery capacity is 3000 mAh. It is non-removable, and the company is touting Turbo Power charging will provide six hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging. It weighs 155 grams and measures 150.2x74x9.7 mm. All the other specifications are similar to the Moto G5.
Lenovo's Moto brand is revising its retail strategy for the country.
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