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Moto G5S and G5S Plus Launching Today; The Competition Heats Up

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Motorola is all ready to launch their new successors to the hit Moto G series, Moto G5S Plus and Moto G5S in the country today. Both the two phones were launched globally a few weeks back in NYC.

Expected Price in India

Both the phones are being expected to carry a price tag lower than the global price, and would probably be priced lower than Rs. 20,000.

The Moto G5S Plus which sports a bigger 5.5” screen is expected to be priced between Rs. 17,000/- and Rs.19,000/-. The smaller among the two, Moto G5S will feature a 5.2” screen, and is expected to carry a price tag between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 17,000/-.

Motorola generally tends to price their phones lower in India as compared to their global prices. Let’s see what Lenovo have in mind for these two mid-range flagships.

India Launch

The, Moto G5S Plus will be an Amazon India exclusive. The launch will be streamed live on Amazon India website today at 12 noon IST. The specs are already out, and Chinese giant may bring in some change for the Indian market. The Moto G5S is expected to be launched as an offline exclusive in India.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Replacement

These two will be replacing the previous hits Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus in Motorola’s lineup of mid-range flagships in the country. Moto G5S Plus will carry dual 13.0-megapixel cameras at the back. The Moto G5S uses the same 16.0-megapixel shooter used in the Moto G5 Plus.

What’s New?

Both the phones, G5S Plus and G5S, have a new redesigned shell on the outside. Both phones will feature an all-aluminium body with chamfered curved edges on the sides, which has now become a trademark design on all Motorola phones. Unlike earlier budget Moto phones, both these phones do not carry any plastic at all.

Moto G5S Plus: Specifications and Features

From a dual camera setup to bigger screen, this new mid-range flagship will be a beast.

Display 5.5’ full HD (1080×1920 pixels)
Hardware Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz
Software Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box
Storage 32GB or 64GB of on-board storage, which can further be expanded up to 128GB with an external memory card
RAM 3GB or 4GB
Rear Camera Two 13.0-megapixel cameras with an f/2.0 aperture
Front Camera 8.0-megapixel
Connectivity and Sim Support Dual-SIMs with 4G VoLTE; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS
Battery 3000mAh battery; Ships with a TurboPower charger (6 hours of charge with just 15 minutes of charging)
Fingerprint Sensor Embedded in the Home Button
Price Rs. 17,000 – 19,000 (Expected)

Moto G5S Specs and Features

It will be a toned-up version of the Moto G5 Plus, which carries almost the same set of specs.

Display 5.2” full HD (1080×1920 pixels) display
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz
Software Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB of onboard storage, which can further be expanded upto 128GB with an external memory card
Rear Camera 16.0-megapixels sensor with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture
Front Camera 5.0-megapixel
Connectivity and Sim Support Dual SIMs with 4G VoLTE; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS
Battery 3000mAh battery; Ships with a TurboPower charger (5 hours of charge with just 15 minutes of charging)
Fingerprint Sensor Embedded in Home Button
Price Rs. 15,000 – 17,000 (Expected)

The Competition

The price is not yet finalized, but to a point it is a given that these two will be priced under the Rs. 20,000 price point. Both these new Moto G phones will compete against the likes of the Nokia 6, Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X, newly launched Coolpad Cool Play 6, upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5X and Moto’s own hits Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus in the Indian market.

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