Motorola Releases Mid Range Smartphones, G5S and G5S Plus
August 28, 2017
Motorola, Lenovo company, has unveiled a 'special edition' Moto G5S and G5S Plus, an update of the company's G-Series that the company claims offers "several improvements" over the old versions. The Moto G5S comes with a 3,000mAh battery - bigger than the Moto G5's 2,800mAh offering, a 5.2in Full HD display and a souped-up camera, which packs a 16MP sensor and baked-in phase detection autofocus. The standard Moto G5 packs a lesser spec’d 13MP rear-facing camera.
The Moto G5S, like its predecessor, comes constructed from aluminum and boasts the same Turbo Charge tech which will bag you five hours of battery life in just 15 minutes, according to Moto. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage round of the handset's specs. The Moto G5S Plus offers fewer upgrades over its predecessor, but it does feature an upgraded dual lens camera, which comprises of two 13MP sensors. Moto is keen to talk this up, boasting: "Dual 13MP rear cameras, combined with special photo enhancement software, makes it easy to do more with your photos. Selective focus mode makes it easy to take professional looking portraits, adding a beautiful blurred background effect." The LCD screen has been bumped from 5.2 and 5.5in, alongside a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage. The Moto G5S and G5S Plus are priced from £219.99 and £259.99, respectively. The launch of these two mid-range handsets comes less than a week after the firm introduced the Moto Z2 Force, a top-end smartphone that packs ‘shatterproof' 5.5in QHD AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM and a 7,000 series aluminum chassis.
It also follows the iPhone 7 by ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, with Motorola opting for audio via USB-C instead.